MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is beefing up its efforts in voters' education programs four months before the May elections.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez on Wednesday said that the poll body's education programs through face-to-face sessions, internet websites, social networking sites, and school campaign are ongoing all over the country.

Interested parties and the general public may visit www.ibanangayon.ph and www.bagongbotante.ph for more information on the first-ever automated elections.

“On top of all that, on election day, we will place voters' education materials in all precincts. That's the 100 per cent campaign,” added Jimenez.

The materials will provide information on how to fill-up the ballots properly and will also contain the commission's constant reminder to avoid overvoting.

“As you know, no matter how extensive yor campaign is prior to the election, there's just no way to reach all 50 million voters. They're just not all in one place at the same time but on election day they will all be at the polling place,” he added. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)