Start of Campaign Period for Local Candidates

Comelec has given notice to all candidates and parties for the May 13, 2019 National and Local elections.

The Commission on Elections reminds candidates to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda at least 72 hours before start of the campaign period. Otherwise, said candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the pertinent election offense during said campaign period for local candidates, as the case may be.

The campaign period for candidates in the local positions shall start on March 29, 2019.

Local candidates include those running for member,

  • House of Representatives;
  • Provincial Governor;
  • Provincial Vice-Governor;
  • Sangguniang Panlalawigan;
  • Mayor;
  • Vice-Mayor;
  • Sangguniang Panglungsod;
  • Sangguniang Bayan.

Prohibited forms of election propaganda include those that are posted outside of common poster areas, in public places, or in private properties without the consent of the owner.