prescribe forms to be used in elections procure supplies and materials needed

Prescribe forms to be used in elections procure

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inquire into financial records of candidates, groups, etc., prescribe forms to be used in elections, procure supplies and materials needed for the election, enlist non-partisan groups to assist it, fix periods for pre-election requirements, etc. Dumarpa v. Dimaporo | 177 SCRA 478 Power to declare failure of election; call for special elections Section 4, RA 7166 , provides that the COMELEC, sitting en banc, by a majority vote of its members, may declare failure of elections and call for special elections as provided in Section 6, BP 881 . The COMELEC may exercise such power motu proprio or upon a verified petition, and the hearing of the case shall be summary in nature Joseph Peter Singson v. COMELEC | GR No. 134096, March 3, 1999 Supreme Court said that there are only three (3) instances where a failure of elections may be declared, namely: 1. The election in any polling place has not been held on the date fixed on account of force majeure, violence, terrorism, fraud, or other analogous causes. 2. The election in any polling place had been suspended before the hour fixed by law for the closing of the voting on account of force majeure, violence, terrorism, fraud, or other analogous causes.
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Constitutional Law 1 | 1.E M A R I A F R A N C E S C A M O N T E S 154 ARTICLE IX-C, SECTION 5 No pardon, amnesty, parole, or suspension of sentence for violation of election laws, rules, and regulations shall be granted by the President without the favorable recommendation of the Commission. ARTICLE IX-C, SECTION 6 A free and open party system shall be allowed to evolve according to the free choice of the people, subject to the provisions of this Article. Importance of registration of a political party: 1. Registration confers juridical personality on the party. 2. It informs the public of the party’s existence. 3. It identifies the party and its officers for purposes of regulation by the COMELEC. To register for purposes of the electoral process, an organization may not be a political party. Section 2(5) The concept of accreditation no longer appears in the new Constitution. For purposes of the electoral process, all parties, organizations and coalitions are considered equal. ARTICLE IX-C, SECTION 7 No votes cast in favor of a political party, organization, or coalition shall be valid, except for those registered under the party- list system as provided in this Constitution. In effect, Section 7 prohibits block- voting “except for those registered under the party-list system. ARTICLE IX-C, SECTION 8 Political parties, or organizations or coalitions registered under the party-list system, shall not be represented in the voters' registration boards, boards of election inspectors, boards of canvassers, or other similar bodies. However, they shall be entitled to appoint poll watchers in accordance with law. ARTICLE IX-C, SECTION 9 Unless otherwise fixed by the Commission in special cases, the election period shall commence ninety days before the day of election and shall end thirty days thereafter.
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