MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will assist the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the conduct of mock polls on December 29, allowing the force to observe the actual process flow for May 2022 elections.
In a statement Sunday, PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said the activity would help them determine and evaluate the strategic plan for the deployment of personnel.
“We will be waiting for the official advisory from (the) Comelec regarding the planned mock elections. But definitely, the PNP is willing to extend assistance for this activity,” he said.
Under the Omnibus Election Code, the PNP personnel are not allowed to get inside the different voting precincts, but are assigned to maintain peace and order in the vicinity.
The PNP will also be tasked to secure the transportation of ballots and other election paraphernalia.
The mock polls, which will be held in several places in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, would be an end-to-end demonstration of the whole process. (PNA)