Comelec: No such thing as premature campaigning-A A +A
Thursday, September 27, 2012
CONGRESS has not enacted a new law governing the 2013 elections and there is no such thing as premature campaigning, a poll body executive said.
Comelec city officer Reinier Layson made the talk during a forum roadshow on the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to participate in the 2013 midterm elections.
Layson said candidates for local and national elective positions have the right to do whatever campaigning they wanted after filing their certificate of candidacy (COC) on October 1-5.
The campaign period for the national positions will officially start on February 12, 2013 and the local position campaigning is on March 29, 2013, or until the eve of election day on May 2013.
Layson said between October 6, 2012 until the start of the official campaign period or more than four months, candidates may start making themselves known to the people.
Their materials may include tarpaulins, news letter, leaflets and other campaign materials.
However, these campaign materials maybe regulated during the official campaign period, Layson said.