MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Are you going to vote in the 2019 Philippine elections?
On May 13, Filipino voters will head to their assigned precincts to choose their for Congress and local posts.
To aid voters, there are hotlines set up to receive and document election-related reports, complaints, and feedback from the public. (READ: Your step-by-step guide to voting in May 13 elections)
Here are the hotlines for the 2019 elections:
Commission on Elections
Voters may familiarize themselves with the location of their polling precinct through the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) precinct finder or their hotlines. They may also relay election-related questions or concerns through the hotline.
LENTE and Teachers’ Dignity Coalition
The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition and LENTE can be contacted through landline and mobile phone numbers, as well as through Facebook accounts, set up for teachers and voters who wish to report incidents like harassment, cheating, intimidation, emergency situations, or any election-related concerns, especially to members of the electoral board.
They will monitor election-related reports from the morning of May 12 up to 12 pm of May 14. They are also closely coordinating with government and specifically agencies such as the Department of Education (DepEd), Comelec, law enforcement units, election watchdogs, and the media.
Teachers’ Dignity Coalition
Quezon City Public School Teachers’ Association
The Quezon City Public School Teachers’ Association has a hotline against harassment, threats, and other concerns to protect teachers who will serve as Board of Election Inspectors in Quezon City.
The hotline will operate until 15 days after the election polls.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) established a national hotline to monitor and respond to election-related fraud and violence, as well as concerns on the rights and welfare of teachers who will serve as poll workers.
Philippine National Police
The PNP has a hotline for its National Election Monitoring Action Center to receive information on election-related crimes and emergencies. It is open for 24 hours:
General government hotlines