On May 9, 2022, Filipinos eligible to vote will troop to the polls to choose a successor to President Rodrigo Duterte.  Overseas Filipinos can cast their votes from April 10 until May 9, while local absentee voters will do the same on April 27, 28 and 29.

They will vote for a president, a vice president, 12 senators, and party-list groups representatives; members of the House of Representatives, governors, vice governors, provincial board members; mayors, vice mayors and city/town councilors.

While all Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) have been filed, the final list of candidates will not be known until after November 15, the last day for substitution of candidates who withdraw.

The final list of candidates will be posted on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website on ______.

The certified list of voters will be posted on February 8, 2022.

ELECTION PERIOD: January 9 – June 8, 2022 

A gun ban will be in effect, meaning the carrying and transporting of firearms and other deadly weapons are prohibited, unless authorized by the Comelec.

Other prohibitions:  alteration or establishment of new precincts, movement of officers and employees in the civil service, use of security personnel by candidates unless allowed by Comelec, organization of reaction forces or similar forces, and suspension of elective local officials.


National : Feb 8 – May 7, 2022

The campaign period for president, vice president, senator, and party-list group representative  is from February 8 to May 7.  Campaigning is not allowed on April 14 and 15, in observance of Holy Week.

Also prohibited:  giving donations in cash or kind, appointing or using special policemen or confidential agents.

Campaign Period :

Local : March 25 – May 7, 2022

Candidates for Representatives, as well as elective regional, provincial, city and municipal posts,  can campaign from March 25 until May 7.   Campaigning is prohibited on April 14 and April 15, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Also prohibited:  hiring of new employees, construction of public works projects, and releasing or using of public funds.


Campaigning is no longer allowed and a liquor ban takes effect.  Those caught selling,  furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating beverages will be arrested.

Other prohibitions: giving and/or accepting accepting free transportation, food or drinks or things of value.


Voters can only vote once.

Other prohibitions:  opening of booths or stalls selling merchandise or refreshments within a 30-meter radius from a precinct;  soliciting votes within 30 meters from a polling place; and holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing and similar activities.

Also on May 9:

Convening of the Municipal / City/ District, Provincial and Regional Boards of Canvassers, National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for Senators and Party-List Representatives; consolidation and canvassing of votes.

Start of counting of local absentee votes, convening of the SBOC for local absentee voting.

May 9 to May 12:   Counting and canvassing of precinct results and proclamation of winning city/municipal elective officials.

May 10 to May 16:  Canvass results and proclaim winners for senatorial, congressional, party-list, regional and provincial elections;

June 08:  Last day for filing of Statement of Campaign Expenses (SOCE)

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