PHVote 101: How to vote on May 9

MANILA, Philippines –  Do you know how to vote? 

With only a few weeks left to election day, here are a few tips on how to have a hassle-free voting experience.

Rappler, in partnership with the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), gives you a step-by-step guide on what to do inside the voting precinct.

This guide is based on the Commission on Elections' general instructions as stated in Resolution No. 10088 published on April 12, 2016.

Before the actual voting, here are a few reminders:

DOUBLE CHECK. To make sure, you are at the right place by looking for your name in the voters list posted near the precinct.

DOUBLE CHECK. To make sure, you are at the right place by looking for your name in the voters list posted near the precinct.

On actual voting:

PROTECT YOUR VOTE. No one else is allowed to see your ballot. Protect it using the Comelec ballot secrecy folder. Do not take photos or makes copies of your ballot.

PROTECT YOUR VOTE. No one else is allowed to see your ballot. Protect it using the Comelec ballot secrecy folder. Do not take photos or makes copies of your ballot.

Protect your vote using the Comelec secrecy ballot.

Protect your vote using the Comelec secrecy ballot.

SHADE PROPERLY. Using the Comelec marking pen, fully shade the circles next to candidate of your choice.

SHADE PROPERLY. Using the Comelec marking pen, fully shade the circles next to candidate of your choice.

This is what the Vote Counting Machine (VCM) looks like.

This is what the Vote Counting Machine (VCM) looks like.

VOTERS RECEIPT. Your receipt will be printed by the VCM. Do not pull or yank it.

VOTERS RECEIPT. Your receipt will be printed by the VCM. Do not pull or yank it.

INDELIBLE INK. If the voter has no forefinger, the indelible ink can be applied on any other finger.

INDELIBLE INK. If the voter has no forefinger, the indelible ink can be applied on any other finger.

Poll clerks must be careful in folding, cutting, and handing the voter's receipt. Poll clerks are not allowed to know who you vote for.

Poll clerks must be careful in folding, cutting, and handing the voter's receipt. Poll clerks are not allowed to know who you vote for.

PWDs, illiterate voters

ASSISTANCE. PWDs and illiterate voters are allowed to have someone assist them while voting.

ASSISTANCE. PWDs and illiterate voters are allowed to have someone assist them while voting.

PWDs, illiterate voters, and senior citizens will be provided with headphones so they can follow the instructions of the VCM. The person assisting them can also stay with them.

PWDs, illiterate voters, and senior citizens will be provided with headphones so they can follow the instructions of the VCM. The person assisting them can also stay with them.

PWD-friendly precincts

Don'ts

Are you ready to vote on election day? Spread our step-by-step guide and help other voters have a wonderful voting experience. – Rappler.com

Do you have any questions? Post them in the comments section.

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