PRE-ELECTION DAY PREP
A. KNOW your precinct! You can find it here, call Comelec at 525-9296, or text 0918-566-8301.
B. You can bring a "kodigo" or cheat sheet to speed up the voting process. Before selecting your candidates, make sure you're informed about his or her:
1. Solid platform
2. Past accomplishmements
3. Education background, work history, or leadership track record
4. Programs or policies (proposed—if first-time candidate, and implemented—if recurring candidate)
5. Stand on issues (e.g., RH Bill, Women and Children's Rights, Environment Sustainability)
7. Public record
8. Compliance to laws, policies, and other non-corrupt practices
ELECTION DAY: What To Expect on May 9, 2016!
- Voting starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
- You need to bring an identification card (ID) bearing your complete name, address, and signature. Your best bets are your driver's license, NBI Clearance, Passport, or SSS/GSIS ID.
- You will be given a ballot and black marker. You'll use the marker to SHADE the OVAL beside the name of your chosen candidates. Remember: Checks, crosses, or other types of marks could be invalidated.
- Insert your ballot in the Vote Counting Machine (VCM). P.S. Each ballot has a unique code similar to fingerprints!
- Get your voter's receipt from the VCM—it should accurately reflect your votes. If it doesn't, inform the election inspector, stat!
- Leave your voter's receipt in the precinct and get indelible ink dabbed on your index finger to signify you've voted.
Vote wisely, Cosmo Girls!
Sources: YouthVotePhilippines, Inquirer.net