be assigned in connection with the performance of their election duties to

Be assigned in connection with the performance of

This preview shows page 21 - 23 out of 44 pages.

be assigned in connection with the performance of their election duties to places where they are not registered voters. Block Voting There is no longer block voting under current Philippine Election Laws, having been expressly prohibited by Art. IX-C, Sec. 7 of the 1987 Constitution. However, it must be noted that under the party-list system, votes may be counted in favor of political parties, organizations or coalitions rendered under said system. This, in a way, may be construed as the exception to the prohibition on block voting. Voting Hours GENERAL RULE: The casting of votes shall be at 7 a.m. and shall end at 3 p.m. 84
Image of page 21
EXCEPTION: When there are voters present within 30 meters in front of the polling place who have not yet cast their votes, in which case the voting shall continue but only to allow said voters to cast their votes without interruption. The poll clerk shall prepare a complete list containing the names of said voters consecutively numbered, and the voters so listed shall be called to vote by announcing each name repeatedly three times in the order in which they are listed. Any voter in the list who is not present when his name is called out shall not be permitted to vote. Board of Election Inspectors At least 30 days before the date when the voters list is to be prepared, in the case of a regular election or 15 days before a special election, the COMELEC shall, directly or through its duly authorized representatives, constitute a board of election inspectors for each precinct. Composition The Board of Election Inspectors is composed of three (3) persons, namely: chairman poll clerk member The entire Board shall be composed of public school teachers, priority to be given to those with permanent appointments. ( Sec. 164, BP 881, as amended by Sec. 13, R.A. 6646) However, in case there are not enough public school teachers, the following may be appointed for election duty: teachers in private schools; employees in the civil service; or other citizens of known probity and competence who are registered voters of the city or municipality Qualifications 1) public school teachers 2) be of good moral character and irreproachable reputation 3) a registered voter of the City or municipality 4) never been convicted of any election offense or any other crime punishable by more than 6 months imprisonment 5) able to speak and write English or the local dialect Disqualifications 1) must not be related within the 4 th civil degree by consanguinity or affinity to any member of the BEI or to any candidate to be voted for in the polling places 2) must not engage in any partisan political activity Powers of the Board of Election Inspectors (Sec. 168, BP 881) The board of election inspectors shall have the following powers and functions: Conduct the voting and counting of votes in their respective polling places; Act as deputies of the Commission in the supervision and control of the election in the polling places wherein they are assigned, to assure the holding of the same in a free,
Image of page 22
Image of page 23

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture