Comelec issues initial list of local candidates

Posted on January 21, 2016

THE COMMISSION on Elections released Wednesday the initial list of local candidates who would be fighting it out for various positions at the regional, provincial, city or municipal level.

The database of initial candidates may be viewed here.

The Comelec published the list to allow candidates to check their names as they would appear on the ballot. It is thus subject to editing.

Written requests for correction have to be submitted to the Election Officer concerned until today (Jan. 21). The EO then submits a memorandum to the Comelec Law Department, the body that determines whether the correction is allowed.

As is the case with the national positions, some of the local candidates in this initial list would be eliminated based on the outcome of various pending cases. The Comelec would have to determine the final list of national and local candidates in time for the printing of ballots to start on Feb. 1. -- V.A.A.F. Nonato