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Help Others Vote

  1. 1. help others vote bagong botante voter education
  2. 2. One man, One Vote <ul><li>The right to vote is not conditioned on the individual’s literacy or physical condition </li></ul>The failure to vote because of illiteracy or disability is the worst kind of disenfranchisement
  3. 3. Who needs help? <ul><ul><li>A person who is illiterate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A person who has a physical disability which prevents him from accomplishing his ballot independently. </li></ul></ul>In order to be eligible to vote as an illiterate voter, the fact of the voter’s illiteracy must be reflected in the VRR. This is because illiteracy is a non-apparent condition, and the indication of illiteracy in the VRR is required to establish the existence of the disability.
  4. 4. Who can help? <ul><ul><li>A voter may be assisted by a relative within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the voter has no relative, he can be assisted by any person of his confidence who belongs to the same household </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any member of the BEI </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Who can help? <ul><ul><li>A voter may be assisted by a relative within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the voter has no relative, he can be assisted by any person of his confidence who belongs to the same household </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any member of the BEI </li></ul></ul>Voter House Mate
  6. 6. Who can help? <ul><ul><li>A voter may be assisted by a relative within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the voter has no relative, he can be assisted by any person of his confidence who belongs to the same household </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any member of the BEI </li></ul></ul>Voter
  7. 7. Rule of Three <ul><li>No person may assist more than three (3) illiterate or disabled voters </li></ul><ul><li>EXCEPT </li></ul><ul><li>Members of the BEI </li></ul>This Rule discourages abusive use of ‘assistors.’ Voter Voter Voter
  8. 8. Authorized Assistor <ul><li>In all cases, the poll clerk should verify that the illiterate or disabled voter has authorized the assistor to prepare the ballot for him </li></ul>Watchers should be aware of this requirement as it is essential to safeguarding the sanctity of the voter’s ballot
  9. 9. Preparing the ballot <ul><li>The assistor should prepare the ballot with the assisted voter watching </li></ul><ul><li>The assistor should still use the secrecy folder </li></ul>
  10. 10. Assistor’s Duties <ul><li>The assistor is bound to: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare the ballot the way the assisted voter wants; and </li></ul><ul><li>Not reveal the vote </li></ul>Assistors sign the Minutes of Voting as affirmation of his acceptance of his duties.
  11. 11. Want to know more? http://bagongbotante.ph

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