Inquirer.net : Timeline to election day

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6 July 2021

By Inquirer.net

Sept. 1, 2020
Voter registration resumes amid lockdown measures brought by the coronavirus pandemic.

2021
As of June 22, registered voters for the 2022 elections have reached 60,117,780, including about 2 million new registrants.

Sept. 30
End of voter registration period

Oct. 1 to 8
Period for filing certificates of candidacy (COCs) for all elective positions

Oct. 29
Tentative list of candidates is posted on the Comelec website and at the offices where the COCs were filed. Aspirants may check their names.

Nov. 15
Last day of filing COC by a substitute if the original party candidate has withdrawn or died, or has been disqualified

2022
Jan. 3 to 31

Members of the board of canvassers, electoral boards, Department of Education supervising officers and other support staff are appointed.

Jan. 9 to June 8
Election period starts; the gun ban is enforced

Feb. 8
A certified list of voters is posted in the office of the election officer and at the city or municipal hall.

Feb. 8 to May 7
Campaign period for candidates for president, vice president, senator and party-list reprentatives

March 25 to May 7
Campaign period for candidates for the House of Representatives and for provincial, city and municipal positions

April 9
Last day to provide every registered voter with a voter’s information sheet

April 10
Casting of votes by overseas voters at Philippine embassies, consulates and other designated sites.

April 14 to 15
Campaigning is suspended on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

April 27 to 29
Casting of votes by local absentee voters

May 2 to May 7
Vote counting machines are tested

May 8 to 9
Liquor ban is imposed; no more campaigning allowed

May 9
Election Day

Convening of the municipal, city, district and provincial boards of canvassers and special boards of canvassers for the consolidation and canvassing of votes; last day for registered overseas voters to cast their votes

May 9 to 12
Counting and canvassing of votes; proclamation of winning city and municipal elective officials

May 10 to 16
Canvassing of votes and proclamation of winners in the senatorial, congressional, party list and provincial elections

The House of Representatives and the Senate convene in a joint session not later than 30 days after the election to canvass the results and proclaim the President and Vice President.

June 8
Last day of filing of sworn statements of election contributions and expenditures