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The 2010 Philippine election

August 5, 2009

Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections in the Philippines are scheduled to be held on May 10, 2010. The elected president will become the 15th President of the Philippines, succeeding President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is barred from seeking re-election due to term restrictions. If current Vice-President Noli de Castro should not retake office, his successor will be the 15th Vice President of the Philippines. The legislators elected in the 2010 elections will join the senators of the 2007 elections and will comprise the 15th Congress of the Philippines.

The 2010 election will be administered by the Commission on Elections in compliance with the Republic Act No. 9369,  also known as Amended Computerization Act of 2007. It will be the first national computerized election in the history of the Philippines and the most expensive transition of manual to computerize in the whole world.

Local elections are also to be held in all provinces, cities and municipalities.

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