NAMFREL’s Preliminary Report: 2022 Elections Went Smoothly, But Not Without Issue

NAMFREL releases to the public the Executive Summary to its Preliminary Report on the May 2022 National and Local Elections (NLE). The Report was submitted last month to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in compliance with the terms of NAMFREL’s accreditation as citizens’ arm.

The Report is the result of NAMFREL’s monitoring of the conduct of all pre-election, election day, and post-election activities, through tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide. Generally, the 2022 NLE proceeded smoothly, but not without issues, which are detailed in the Report. The issues relate to the transparency and performance of the automated election system, the training of Electoral Boards, the COVID-19 health and safety protocols, as well as reported cases of vote-buying.

NAMFREL will release a more comprehensive, final report on the 2022 NLE after all processes have concluded.

NAMFREL is the first citizens-led, national election monitoring organization in the world. It has observed Philippine elections through volunteers since 1983. Currently, NAMFREL is observing the ongoing voter registration process, and monitoring procurement for the 5 December 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. For more information on voter registration, visit NAMFREL’s open election data platform: ###

Read the executive summary of the preliminary report here: "NAMFREL’s Preliminary Report: 2022 Elections Went Smoothly, But Not Without Issue"



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