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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—No copying from your seatmates, please.

To help the public in casting their vote, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday released its final video on the “do’s and don’ts” on Election Day.

According to nearly four-minute video, titled “Mga Tama at Bawal sa Araw ng Halalan,” voters should avoid “looking at” or “copying” from the ballots of other voters and loitering inside the voting area after they have cast their ballots.

And while the summer heat may be oppressing, voters are not allowed to bring in water in the voting area or fan themselves using their ballots or even fold it.

“We are just showing what are the correct things to do and what you are not supposed to do on election day,” said Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

“These are just simple reminders on the voting process but they need to be repeated again and again,” he added.

Brillantes said cell phones can be brought inside voting areas but the voters cannot photograph their ballots.

The video also advised the public to avoid “overvoting” or voting more than the allowed number of candidates for a position, drawing on the ballot paper, or using a marking pen other than the one provided.

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  • BotoMoKinabukasanMo

    MGA KABABAYAN, NGAYON PA LANG AY BANTAYAN at PROTEKTAHAN NATIN ANG BUSOG AT PUNONG KABAN NG BAYAN MULA SA SUSUNOD NA UUPONG ADMINISTRASYON!!…HUWAG NA TAYONG MAGPALOKO SA MGA SAKIT SA ULO!!…ITAKWIL ANG MGA ULUPONG, MANDARAMBONG, AT MANG-GAGANTSO!!..HUWAG NA TAYONG MAGPAPALOKO PA SA MGA UNA, BINAY ENRILE, AT ESTRADA!…BOTO NATIN AY PAHALAGAIN, KINABUKASAN AY ATING ISIPIN!!!

  • http://twitter.com/a_waks99 waks

    Madrigal now endorsed by Lacson. strong anti-corruption advocates sila

    • wawa2172

      Ah ok, so partner in crimes na sita and what anti-corruption advocates are you talking about, Ping made a lot of money before he silence the Kuratong Baleling gang. Kidnap For Ransom (KFR) was a big enterprise during his term as PNP chief. You think a chief PNP will be able to afford to run as senator and for president based on his salary at the PNP? I guess the crimes that he was not able to stop then would justify his earnings as he profits on it. So sorry but Ping is never a Mr. Clean. He is a fugitive protected by the current government because he is a kakampi of the president. Watch out however, Ping is a snake with a lethal bite. He did it to his mentor and former boss na si Erap. He accused him of a lot of things at the senate floor at doon sila nag batuhan nang dumi ni Jinggoy. Madrigal just want to enriched herself while in senate at that is the reason she lost in previous elections. She is also in Team PNoy slate for funding purposes needed by the party. Tiyak malaki ang share niya sa campaign kitty nang Team PNoy.

  • wawa2172

    Allowing cellphones with camera inside the voting center should not be allowed. Kung hindi talaga maiwasan they should be turned off and must be place inside the pocket or bag while inside the voting place. Dito maiiwasan ang vote buying with the ballot picture as evidence for vote payment.

  • kontra_boohaya

    but seer, may i copy from the sample ballot given to me in an envelope by “someone” at the door?

  • julieboy

    Voter education is really the key to a successful election.Its sad we have a lot of poor uneducated voters.So lets hope and pray divine providence will guide them to elect deserving people.

  • Peter Lim

    BAKIT HINDI? KUNG NO READ NO WRITE ANG BOTANTE!!! HE! HE! HE!

  • Don

    Sa ngayon kasi, kahit sinong 18 anyos, puwede nang bumoto. Dapat kasi, high school graduate o taxpayer ang minimum requirement sa mga butante. Pag ganun, wala nang mga trapo at uunlad ang Pilipinas!

  • Amy Mendoza

    Mahalaga sa kandidato yung hindi tayo lolokohin at ipaglalaban mga karapatan natin. Si Jamby yan,wala ng iba

  • http://twitter.com/Enter_KrisD Kris Dizon

    Minsan lang ang botohan kaya dapat pumili ng deserving maupo sa senado kaya isa si Jamby Madrigal sa dapat piliin

    • prince_janus

      Ano bang meron kay Jamby na dapat piliin? Sawa na ako sa mga naging senador natin na nagpapahirap lang sa bayan. Bago na naman ang bigyan natin ng chance. Junk the oldies!

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