By Samuel P. Medenilla, February 27 2019; Business Mirror

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VOTERS may now start picking their bets for the 2019 polls.

This after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) finally released the ballot face templates for each district.

Comelec Spokesman James B. Jimenez said they opted to release the images of the ballots so voters could become aware of both national and local candidates for the May 13 elections.

“This will allow them more opportunities to study their options and to familiarize themselves with the ballot itself,” Jimenez said.  The ballot face templates may be accessed at the Comelec’s official web site at

With only around two months before the midterm elections, the Comelec en banc announced through Resolution 10500 that it has reset the date of the release of the Posted Computerized Voters List (PCVL).

The poll body made the decision due to the delays “in the deployment of the continuous forms needed by the field offices in the printing of the PCVL.”

The Comelec moved the deadline for Verification and Certification of the PCVL from February 7, 2019, to March 25, 2019. Likewise, it also changed the deadline for the Posting of the Certified PCVL from February 12, 2019, to March 29, 2019.

The PCVL contains the list of names of people qualified to vote for the 2019 polls, as well as the number of the polling precinct where they are assigned.