Be Election-Ready: Create Your Own Printable Election Ballots With This App
by Maria Romero, April 29, 2019 5:05pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Election 2019 is coming up and by now, we should be finalizing our list of candidates to vote. Choosing the right people who will actively engage in the process of getting national laws and regulations adopted to protect the welfare of our country can be a daunting task. But from the long list of political hopefuls with diverse opinions on national issues, this election is poised to make a wave of changes given the younger voting mass.
Whether you’re a first-time voter or not, everyone needs to gear up before going to their respective voting precincts to make sure their votes will not be wasted by our sometimes complex poll logistics. But with this app, voters can now prepare a cheat sheet ahead of the poll day on May 13. With the power that comes from the convenience of using social media, aspiring politicians now capitalize on different internet platforms to promote their names and advocacies. While social media easily affects the voter’s decisions, it can also become a tool to help improve our voting experience; it also helps to monitor the election results.
In partnership with Commission on Elections, GMA News makes it easier for voters to plan out their candidate choices adhering to their “Pusuan Ang Totoo” Election campaign through MyKodigo app.
GMA’s Election 2019 Website allows users to create printable sample ballots they can bring to their respective voting precincts on the Election day. Users can fill up digital versions of actual ballots by clicking the name of their chosen candidates. Once done, they can print out a simple form using a one to two 8” by 11” paper because mobile phones are not allowed to use inside polling precincts.
Developed according to Comelec's guidelines, MyKodigo tool aims to simplify the voting process. It’s also part of the network giant’s effort to support voters from choosing candidates and monitoring election results. It’s important to have your voting list ready before the day of the elections as it lessens the pressure, allows a smooth voting process, and saves time.
Responses and results generated by MyKodigo App service are not saved or used by Comelec or GMA that can affect the voting final results.
Be election-ready and take part in shaping our country’s bright future. Vote intellectually!