Comelec sets raffle for party-list groups

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 27 2012 03:33 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2012 11:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has laid out the rules for the raffle of slots in the ballot for party-list groups running in the 2013 mid-term elections.

In Resolution 9591 promulgated December 19, the en banc limited the raffle participants to groups whose petitions for accreditation were granted by the poll body, groups who were retained by the Comelec, applicants whose applications were denied by the Comelec but were able to secure mandatory injunctions from the high court, and those who were excluded by the poll body but secured status quo ante orders from the high court.

Set for January 4, the raffle requires the presence of at least 2 poll commissioners, the president or chairman or secretary general of the groups or their authorized representatives, and members of the media.

The raffle is for slots in the ballots for the automated system where candidates' names are printed on the ballot for shading by voters on election day.

Previously, party-list groups are printed alphabetically, thus encouraging groups to use names that begin with the number “1” or letter “A” to ensure they get top places on the ballot.

The Comelec has been issuing resolutions promulgating the various rules for different aspects of the preparations for next year's mid-term elections.

Earlier, the commission en banc issued the following resolutions posted on the Comelec website:

Resolution No. 9591

IN THE MATTER OF : 1) CLARIFYING THE RULES AS TO WHO SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE RAFFLE OF ACCREDITED PARTY-LIST FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING THE ORDER OF THEIR LISTING IN THE OFFICIAL BALLOT; AND 2) AMENDING COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 9467 PROMULGATED JUNE 15, 2012 PARTICULARLY SECTION 4(B) THEREOF

12.26.2012

Resolution No. 9589

REQUEST FOR THE CONCURRENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES IN THE DEPUTATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES TO ENSURE FREE, ORDERLY, HONEST, PEACEFUL AND CREDIBLE CONDUCT OF THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9588

GUIDELINES ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF COMELEC CHECKPOINTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9587

INSTRUCTIONS TO CHIEFS OF POLICE OF CITIES/MUNICIPALITIES ON THE CONDUCT OF THE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION ON THE VIOLATION OF THE BANS ON FIREARMS, OTHER DEADLY WEAPONS AND SECURITY PERSONNEL IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9586

IN THE MATTER OF EXERCISING SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OVER THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9585

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING BAN ON PUBLIC WORKS AND RELEASE, DISBURSEMENT AND EXPENDITURES OF PUBLIC FUNDS, CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS, DELIVERY OF MATERIALS FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND ISSUANCE OF TREASURY WARRANTS AND SIMILAR DEVICES I N CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9584

IN THE MATTER OF REQUESTING THE HONORABLE SECRETARY OF JUSTICE TO ASSIGN PROSECUTORS AS MEMBERS OF A SPECIAL TASK FORCE CREATED BY THE COMMISSION TO CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION ' AND PROSECUTION OF ELECTION OFFENSES IN CONNECTIONWITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9583

IN THE MATTER OF PLACING SOME AREAS IN THE COUNTRY UNDER COMELEC CONTROL IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHONIZED LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9582

RULES AND REGULATIONS ON THE LIQUOR BAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9581

IN THE MATTER OF ENFORCING THE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST APPOINTMENT OR HIRING OF NEW EMPLOYEES, CREATING OR FILLING OF NEW POSITIONS, GIVING ANY SALARY INCREASE OR TRANSFERRING OR DETAILING ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE IN THE CIVIL SERVICE AND SUSPENSION OF ELECTIVE LOCAL OFFICIALS, IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 AUTOMATED SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL, LOCAL AND ARMM REGIONAL ELECTIONS

12.19.2012

Resolution No. 9579

IN THE MATTER OF THE USE BY THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS OF THE WAREHOUSE LOCATED AT ION ST., EAST ROAD, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND SCIENCE PARK (LISP), CABUYAO, LAGUNA FOR THE CONDUCT OF SERIES OF TESTS OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, AND THE MAINTENANCE THEREOF IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 13, 2013 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS