Things to remember on Voting Day
- DO bring your kodigo.
- DO know your correct Precinct; if not, look for the Voter's Assistance Desk.
- DO bring an ID card.
- DO bring a hat, a fan, water - anything to help you keep cool.
- DO bring a hand sanitizer--clean your hands before you get your ballot to avoid nullifying your ballot because of dirt or grime.
- DO shade the oval next to your choice of candidate properly. Avoid these marks: a check mark, an X, a dot, or a line, or not fully shading the oval. Shade at least 75% of the oval to make it count.
- DO check the PCOS machine for the read-out of your ballot; you have up to 4 tries to successfully vote.
- DO NOT make any mistakes or erasures; a special permanent marker from the COMELEC will be given to you.
- Do NOT overvote; however, you may undervote.
- DO NOT fold or crumple your ballot.
- DO NOT allow anyone to scratch the bar code of your ballot.
- DO vote.
The 10 Commandments for Responsible Voting
- Thou shalt vote according to the dictate of your conscience.
- Thou shalt respect the decision of others in choosing their candidates.
- Thou shalt seek to know the moral integrity, capabilities and other personal qualities of the candidates you will vote for.
- Thou shalt strive to understand the issues, platform and programs of candidates and parties seeking your vote.
- Thou shalt not sell your vote.
- Thou shalt not vote for candidates using guns, goons, and gold.
- Thou shalt not vote for candidates with records of graft and corruption and human rights violations.
- Thou shalt not vote for candidates just because of "utang na loob", personal appearance, popularity, or pakikisama.
- Thou shalt not vote for candidates living an immoral life.
- Thou shalt put the welfare of the country above all else in choosing the candidate you will vote for.