Comelec urges candidates to start removing campaign posters

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 14 2019 04:46 PM

Residents pass by election campaign posters in Manila on May 02, 2019. Poster filled walls and campaign jingles are heard around the metro as the 2019 election draws near. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Commission on Elections on Tuesday called on national and local candidates to take down their campaign posters.

"Hey candidates — winners and also-rans — tapos na ang #NLE2019. Take down your posters na," the poll body's spokesperson James Jimenez said in a tweet.

In February, the Comelec launched a crackdown on illegal posters and campaign materials that were bigger than standard measurements or were plastered outside designated zones.

Under the election law, campaign posters are limited to 2 by 3 feet and should be placed only in “common poster areas,” which are determined by local election officers.

Violators may be fined, imprisoned for up to 6 years or disqualified from holding public office.