LENTE observes long queues, technical and non-technical issues, and unlawful electioneering as the 2022 National and Local Elections open

LENTE said they observed long queues, technical and non-technical issues, and unlawful electioneering as the 2022 Philippine national and local elections opened.

LENTE asked COMELEC to reinforce that the use of phones, even if utilized as a voter’s “kodigo” inside the polling place, is not allowed. COMELEC earlier stated that the use of phones was strictly not allowed inside the polling place but Commissioner George Garcia’s retraction has created confusion on the matter.

LENTE said they will continue to closely monitor the conduct of the 2022 National and Local Elections. Election offenses and irregularities may be reported to LENTE volunteers on the ground and to the volunteer lawyers of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) which has set up assistance desks nationwide. The public may also utilize LENTE’s hotlines: 0917 106 6265 (Globe), (02) 7502 1591 (Landline), 0920 266 0944 (Smart). LENTE can also be reached through our social media pages: LENTE Philippines (Facebook) and @LENTE_PH (Twitter).

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