Election Election Campaign: the election period shall commence ninety days before the day of the election
and shall end thirty days thereafter. (Sec. 6, Art. XII-C, Const. !he period of campaign shall be as follo"s: #. *. 0. $residential and %ice-$residential Election & '( days) Election of +embers of the ,atasang $ambansa and -ocal Election & ./ days) and ,arangay Election & #/ days.
!he campaign periods shall not incl1de the day before and the day of the election. 2o"e3er, in case of special elections 1nder Article %III, Section /, S1bsection (* of the Constit1tion, the campaign period shall be forty-fi3e days. !he term 4election campaign4 or 4partisan political acti3ity4 refers to an act designed to promote the election or defeat of a partic1lar candidate or candidates to a p1blic office "hich shall incl1de: (# 5orming organi6ations, associations, cl1bs, committees or other gro1ps of persons for the p1rpose of soliciting 3otes and7or 1nderta8ing any campaign for or against a candidate) (* 2olding political ca1c1ses, conferences, meetings, rallies, parades, or other similar assemblies, for the p1rpose of soliciting 3otes and7or 1nderta8ing any campaign or propaganda for or against a candidate) (0 +a8ing speeches, anno1ncements or commentaries, or holding inter3ie"s for or against the election of any candidate for p1blic office) (. $1blishing or distrib1ting campaign literat1re or materials designed to s1pport or oppose the election of any candidate) or (/ 9irectly or indirectly soliciting 3otes, pledges or s1pport for or against a candidate.
!he foregoing en1merated acts if performed for the p1rpose of enhancing the chances of aspirants for nomination for candidacy to a p1blic office by a political party, aggro1pment, or coalition of parties shall not be considered as election campaign or partisan election acti3ity. $1blic e:pressions or opinions or disc1ssions of probable iss1es in a forthcoming election or on attrib1tes of or criticisms against probable candidates proposed to be nominated in a forthcoming political party con3ention shall not be constr1ed as part of any election campaign or partisan political acti3ity contemplated 1nder this Article. II.
streamers not e:ceeding three (0 feet by eight (? feet in si6e. ho1rs after said meeting or rally) 0. ne"spapers or any other medi1m is hereby allo"ed for all registered political parties. !hat said streamers may be displayed fi3e (/ days before the date of the meeting or rally and shall be remo3ed "ithin t"enty-fo1r (*. $amphlets. or in anno1ncing the holding of said meeting or rally.*. paper or cardboard posters. Cloth. leaflets. national. decals. 5or the p1rpose of this Act. -a"f1l Election $ropaganda. sectoral parties or organi6ations participating 1nder the partylist elections and for all bona fide candidates see8ing national and local electi3e positions s1b=ect to the limitation on a1thori6ed e:penses of candidates and political parties.0. cards. cable tele3ision. !hat the ad3ertisements shall follo" the re>1irements set forth in Section . & !he State shall. "hether framed or posted. 9cCE2I !he State shall ens1re that bona fide candidates for any p1blic office shall be free from any form of harassment and discrimination.< 0. $aid ad3ertisements in print or broadcast media: $ro3ided.SEC!I. and the e>1itable right to reply. leaflets. at the site and on the occasion of a p1blic meeting or rally. honest.< ?*.. SEC!I. SEC!I. e:cept that. cards. la"f1l election propaganda shall incl1de: 0. "hether on tele3ision. s1per3ise or reg1late the en=oyment or 1tili6ation of all franchises or permits for the operation of media of comm1nication or information to g1arantee or ens1re e>1al opport1nity for p1blic ser3ice. -a"f1l election propaganda. d1ring the election period. stic8ers or other "ritten or printed materials the si6e of "hich does not e:ceed eight and one-half inches in "idth and fo1rteen inches in length) 0. All other forms of election propaganda not prohibited by the ./.#. orderly. radio.+E-EC .. obser3ance of tr1th in ad3ertising and to the s1per3ision and reg1lation by the Commission on Elections (C. for p1blic information campaigns and fora among candidates and ass1re free. of this Act) and 0. decals. peacef1l and credible elections. "ith an area not e:ceeding t"o (* feet by three (0 feet. & -a"f1l election propaganda shall incl1de: (a $amphlets.mnib1s Election Code or this Act. regional. stic8ers or other "ritten or printed materials of a si6e not more than eight and one-half inches in "idth and fo1rteen inches in length) (b 2and"ritten or printed letters 1rging 3oters to 3ote for or against any partic1lar candidate)
. incl1ding access to media time and space. 9eclaration of $rinciples. 2and"ritten or printed letters 1rging 3oters to 3ote for or against any partic1lar political party or candidate for p1blic office) 0. shall be allo"ed: $ro3ided.< *. & Election propaganda.
e:cept that. at the site and on the occasion of a p1blic meeting or rally. #'A? EC SEC!I. destr1ction or defacement of la"f1l election propaganda prohibited. ga6ette or maga6ine ad3ertising. paper or cardboard posters. simple list of candidates or any p1blished or printed political matter for or against a candidate or gro1p of candidates to any p1blic office shall bear and be identified by the "ords 4paid for by4 follo"ed by the tr1e and correct name and address of the payor and by the "ords 4printed by4 follo"ed by the tr1e and correct name and address of the printer. shall be allo"ed: $ro3ided. "hether framed or posted. or in any manner deface or tamper "ith. posters. and that the loan is made in accordance "ith la"s and reg1lations and in the ordinary co1rse of b1siness) (b <at1ral and =1ridical persons operating a p1blic 1tility or in possession of or e:ploiting any nat1ral reso1rces of the nation) (c <at1ral and =1ridical persons "ho hold contracts or s1b-contracts to s1pply the go3ernment or any of its di3isions. or in anno1ncing the holding of said meeting or rally.< '/. & <o contrib1tion for p1rposes of partisan political acti3ity shall be made directly or indirectly by any of the follo"ing: (a $1blic or pri3ate financial instit1tions: $ro3ided. (Sec. streamers not e:ceeding three feet by eight feet in si6e. !hat nothing herein shall pre3ent the ma8ing of any loan to a candidate or political party by any s1ch p1blic or pri3ate financial instit1tions legally in the b1siness of lending money. ho"e3er. pamphlets. & Any ne"spaper. obliterate. "ith an area e:ceeding t"o feet by three feet..< ?0. ne"sletter. & It shall be 1nla"f1l for any person d1ring the campaign period to remo3e. s1bdi3isions or instr1mentalities. Be>1irements for p1blished or printed election propaganda. Bemo3al. !hat said streamers may not be displayed e:cept one "ee8 before the date of the meeting or rally and that it shall be remo3ed "ithin se3enty-t"o ho1rs after said meeting or rally) or
(d All other forms of election propaganda not prohibited by this Code as the Commission may a1thori6e after d1e notice to all interested parties and hearing "here all the interested parties "ere gi3en an e>1al opport1nity to be heard: $ro3ided. destroy. $rohibited contrib1tions SEC!I. circ1lars. !hat the Commission@s a1thori6ation shall be p1blished in t"o ne"spapers of general circ1lation thro1gho1t the nation for at least t"ice "ithin one "ee8 after the a1thori6ation has been granted. "ith goods or ser3ices or to perform constr1ction or other "or8s)
. (Sec. $rohibited contrib1tions.(c Cloth.(.< ?. 0A. b1mper stic8ers. . handbills. III. or pre3ent the distrib1tion of la"f1l election propaganda. streamers. ne"s"ee8ly. #'A? EC SEC!I.
the cost of "hich shall not be ta8en into acco1nt in determining the amo1nt of e:penses "hich a candidate or political party may ha3e inc1rred 1nder Section #(( and #(# hereof)
. radio.((( by the go3ernment or any of its di3isions. cler8s. incenti3es. ma8e any e:pendit1re e:cept for the follo"ing p1rposes: (a 5or tra3elling e:penses of the candidates and campaign personnel in the co1rse of the campaign and for personal e:penses incident thereto) (b 5or compensation of campaigners. messengers. freight and e:press deli3ery charges) 5or stationery. stenographers. e:emptions. directly or indirectly. office or place of meetings) (g 5or political meetings and rallies and the 1se of so1nd systems. -a"f1l E:pendit1res SEC!I. or members of the Armed 5orces of the $hilippines) and (h 5oreigners and foreign corporations. -a"f1l e:pendit1res. 6/. and other persons act1ally employed in the campaign) (c (d (e 5or telegraph and telephone tolls. printing and distrib1tion of printed matters relati3e to candidacy) 5or employment of "atchers at the polls)
(f 5or rent. allocations or similar pri3ileges or concessions by the go3ernment or any of its di3isions. no candidate or treas1rer of a political party shall.fficials or employees in the Ci3il Ser3ice.
It shall be 1nla"f1l for any person to solicit or recei3e any contrib1tion from any of the persons or entities en1merated herein (Sec. s1bdi3isions or instr1mentalities. #'A? EC I%.(() (g . lights and decorations d1ring said meetings and rallies) (h 5or ne"spaper. ha3e been granted loans or other accommodations in e:cess of $#((. s1bdi3isions or instr1mentalities incl1ding go3ernment-o"ned or controlled corporations) asia dc (f Ed1cational instit1tions "hich ha3e recei3ed grants of p1blic f1nds amo1nting to no less than $#((. incl1ding go3ernment-o"ned or controlled corporations) (e <at1ral and =1ridical persons "ho.(((. "ithin one year prior to the date of the election.< #(*. tele3ision and other p1blic ad3ertisements)
(i 5or employment of co1nsel.(d <at1ral and =1ridical persons "ho ha3e been granted franchises. maintenance and f1rnishing of campaign head>1arters. postage. & !o carry o1t the ob=ecti3es of the preceding sections.
!hat no area shall be chosen "itho1t the consent of the Sangg1nian of the local go3ernment 1nit concerned. %isayas and +indanao. /. tab1lates. !he term local go3ernment 1nit as 1sed in this pro3ision shall refer to a highly 1rbani6ed city or pro3ince. in3estigating and challenging the right to 3ote of persons registered in the lists the costs of "hich shall not be ta8en into acco1nt in determining the amo1nt of e:penses "hich a candidate or political party may ha3e inc1rred 1nder Sections #(( and #(# hereof) or (8 5or printing sample ballots in s1ch color. A1thority to Cse an A1tomated Election System. the Commission on Elections. In s1cceeding reg1lar national or local elections. the AES shall be implemented nation"ide II $aper-based election system & a type of a1tomated election system that 1ses paper ballots. !hat local go3ernment 1nits "hose officials ha3e been the s1b=ect of administrati3e charges "ithin si:teen (#6 months prior to the +ay #. the AES shall be 1sed in at least t"o highly 1rbani6ed cities and t"o pro3inces each in -16on. & !o carry o1t the abo3e-stated policy. and other electoral processes) SEC. *((A elections shall not be chosen: $ro3ided finally.< I.(= 5or copying and classifying list of 3oters. hereinafter referred to as AES & a system 1sing appropriate technology "hich has been demonstrated in the 3oting. records and co1nts 3otes.. si6e and ma:im1m n1mber as may be a1thori6ed by the Commission and the cost of s1ch printing shall not be ta8en into acco1nt in determining the amo1nt of e:penses "hich a candidate or political party may ha3e inc1rred 1nder Sections #(( and #(# hereof. A1tomated election system. and transmission of election res1lts. consolidates7can3asses and transmits electronically the res1lts of the 3ote co1nt)4 III. SEC. +inim1m System Capabilities. can3assing.+A!E9 E-EC!I. consolidating. 6. "hether paper-based or a direct recording electronic election system as it may deem appropriate and practical for the process of 3oting. herein referred to as the Commission. to be chosen by the Commission: $ro3ided.
AC!. co1nting of 3otes and can3assing7consolidation and transmittal of res1lts of electoral e:ercises: $ro3ided. f1rther. co1nting. "hich shall be held immediately after the effecti3ity of this Act. & 4!he a1tomated election system m1st at least ha3e the follo"ing f1nctional capabilities: (a Ade>1ate sec1rity against 1na1thori6ed access)
. is hereby a1thori6ed to 1se an a1tomated election system or systems in the same election in different pro3inces. !hat for the reg1lar national and local elections.
the Ad3isory Co1ncil shall be immediately con3ened "ithin ten (#( days after the effecti3ity of this Act. storing and archi3ing of physical or paper reso1rce 1sed in the election process) (m Ctili6e or generate official ballots as herein defined)
(n $ro3ide the 3oter a system of 3erification to find o1t "hether or not the machine has registered his choice) and (o Config1re access control for sensiti3e system data and f1nctions. 4!he Co1ncil shall be composed of the follo"ing members.(b Acc1racy in recording and reading of 3otes as "ell as in the tab1lation. "hich shall be con3ened not later than eighteen (#? months prior to the ne:t sched1led electoral e:ercise. and storage of res1lts) (c Error reco3ery in case of non-catastrophic fail1re of de3ice)
(d System integrity "hich ens1res physical stability and f1nctioning of the 3ote recording and co1nting process) (e $ro3ision for 3oter 3erified paper a1dit trail)
(f System a1ditability "hich pro3ides s1pporting doc1mentation for 3erifying the correctness of reported election res1lts) (g An election management system for preparing ballots and programs for 1se in the casting and co1nting of 3otes and to consolidate. !he Ad3isory Co1ncil & !he Commission shall create an Ad3isory Co1ncil. "ho m1st be registered 5ilipino 3oters. consolidation7can3assing. ?. hereafter referred to as the Co1ncil.4 I% SEC. the Commission shall de3elop and adopt an e3al1ation system to ascertain that the abo3e minim1m system capabilities are met. C9A2I!
4In the proc1rement of this system. report and display election res1lts in the shortest time possible) (h (i (= (8 Accessibility to illiterates and disabled 3oters) %ote tab1lating program for election. !his e3al1ation system shall be de3eloped "ith the assistance of an ad3isory co1ncil. electronic transmission. competence and probity:
. and deacti3ated si: months after completion of can3assing: $ro3ided. for p1rposes of the *((A elections. referend1m or plebiscite) Acc1rate ballot co1nters) 9ata retention pro3ision)
(l $ro3ide for the safe8eeping. of 8no"n independence.
or is related to a candidate for any national position by affinity or consang1inity "ithin the fo1rth ci3il degree. Becommend the most appropriate.ne member from the 9epartment of Ed1cation)
4(d . & !he Co1ncil shall ha3e the follo"ing
#. f1nctions: 51nctions of the Ad3isory Co1ncil.4 4SEC. mar8ets. the designation or appointment of that member shall ipso facto be terminated. 4!he Co1ncil may a3ail itself of the e:pertise and ser3ices of reso1rce persons "ho are of 8no"n independence. sec1re. to be selected by the chair of the Ad3isory Co1ncil from among the list of nominees s1bmitted by the co1ntry@s academic instit1tions) 4(e !hree members representing IC! professional organi6ations to be selected by the chair of the Ad3isory Co1ncil from among the list of nominees s1bmitted by $hilippine-based IC! professional organi6ations. and do not possess any of the dis>1alifications applicable to a member of the Ad3isory Co1ncil as pro3ided herein. applicable and cost-effecti3e technology to be applied in the AES. imports. !he reso1rce persons shall also be s1b=ect to the same prohibitions and penalties as the members of the Ad3isory Co1ncil.ne member from the 9epartment of Science and !echnology) . shall not be eligible for appointment or designation to the Ad3isory Co1ncil.ne member representing the academe. 4(f !"o members representing nongo3ernmental electoral reform organi6ations. Sho1ld any s1ch sit1ation arise at any time d1ring the inc1mbency of a member. "ith any entity that ad3ocates.4(a !he Chairman of the Commission on Information and Comm1nications !echnology (CIC! "ho shall act as the chairman of the Co1ncil) 4(b 4(c . 4Any 3iolation of the t"o immediately preceding paragraphs shall dis>1alify said member from the Ad3isory Co1ncil and shall be p1nishable as pro3ided in this Act and shall be penali6ed in accordance "ith the Anti-Draft and Corr1pt $ractices Act and other related la"s. hard"are or any e>1ipment that may be 1sed for election p1rposes for personal gain. competence and probity. are nonpartisan. at that specific point in time. prod1ces or in any manner handles soft"are. <ominees shall be indi3id1als. at least one of "hom shall be e:perienced in managing or implementing large-scale I! pro=ects. in "hole or in part. 4!he Commission on Information and Comm1nications !echnology (CIC! . 4A person "ho is affiliated "ith any political party or candidate for any national position.
. shall incl1de in its ann1al appropriation the f1nds necessary to enable the Co1ncil to effecti3ely perform its f1nctions. '. 2CSEI! 4Any member of the Ad3isory Co1ncil is prohibited from engaging. directly or indirectly. to be selected by the chair of the Ad3isory Co1ncil from among the list of nominees s1bmitted by the co1ntry@s nongo3ernmental electoral reform organi6ations.
$ro3ide ad3ice and7or assistance in the identification. Eoint Congressional .ids and A"ards Committee in the cond1ct of the bidding process for the AES. $articipate as non3oting members of the . re-1se. & An . testing.. assessment and resol1tion of systems problems or inade>1acies as may s1rface or res1rface in the co1rse of the bidding. 4All political parties and party-lists shall be f1rnished copies of said contin1ity plan at their official addresses as s1bmitted to the Commission. "hich shall be s1bmitted "ithin si: months from the date of the election to the o3ersight committee. !he list shall be p1blished in at least t"o ne"spapers of national circ1lation and shall be posted at the "ebsite of the Commission at least fifteen (#/ days prior to the electoral acti3ity concerned.
. operationali6ation. /. e3al1ating the 1se of the AES. . +embers of the Ad3isory Co1ncil representing the IC! professional organi6ations are hereby e:cl1ded from participating in any manner in the steering committee. A.4 %I 4SEC. operationali6ation. 4SEC. ac>1isition. and e3al1ation stages. Acti3ation of s1ch contin1ity and contingency meas1res shall be 1nderta8en in the presence of representati3es of political parties and citi6ens@ arm of the Commission "ho shall be notified by the election officer of s1ch acti3ation. 6. $repare and s1bmit a "ritten report. de3elopment. $articipate as non3oting members of the steering committee tas8ed "ith the implementation of the AES.3ersight Committee.4 !he Ad3isory Co1ncil shall be entitled to a =1st and reasonable amo1nt of per diem allo"ances and7or honoraria to co3er the e:penses of the ser3ices rendered chargeable against the b1dget of the Commission. management and implementation of the AES and this Act. $ro3ide ad3ice and7or assistance in the ris8 management of the AES especially "hen a contingency or disaster sit1ation arises. & !he AES shall be so designed to incl1de a contin1ity plan in case of a systems brea8do"n or any s1ch e3ent1ality "hich shall res1lt in the delay. +embers of the Ad3isory Co1ncil representing the IC! professional organi6ations are hereby e:cl1ded from participating in any manner in the . 00.ids and A"ards Committee.4 %.*. Contin1ity $lan. $ro3ide ad3ice and assistance in the re3ie" of the systems planning. inception. S9a2Ec <othing in the role of the Co1ncil or any o1tside inter3ention or infl1ence shall be constr1ed as an abdication or dimin1tion of the Commission@s a1thority and responsibility for the effecti3e de3elopment. #0. obstr1ction or nonperformance of the electoral process. 0. testing.3ersight Committee is hereby created composed of se3en members each from the Senate and the 2o1se of Bepresentati3es. storage or disposition of the AES e>1ipment and7or reso1rces as the case may be.
An increase or enlargement of areas for implementation of the AES or an AES technology and not a f1ll implementation) or 4c. An enhancement or impro3ement is needed to an AES technology "hich "as 1sed in the *((A elections to ma8e it more f1nctional. inapplicable. referenda. to monitor and e3al1ate the implementation of this Act.4 4!he o3ersight committee shall cond1ct a comprehensi3e assessment and e3al1ation of the performance of the different AES technologies implemented and shall ma8e appropriate recommendations to Congress.. As to the scope of AES implementation in the s1bse>1ent elections. !he testing or adoption of ne" technologies "hich may ha3e emerged after the *((A elections is needed. applicability or inapplicability in specific areas and sit1ations) 4*. A f1ll implementation of the AES. 4. An assessment and comparison of each of the AES technologies 1tili6ed. or m1nicipalities. "ea8nesses. appropriate and acc1rate) 4c. A "ritten report to the Senate and the 2o1se of Bepresentati3es shall be s1bmitted by the Ad3isory Co1ncil "ithin si: months from the date of election.fo1r of "hom shall come from the ma=ority and three from the minority. !he o3ersight committee shall cond1ct a mandatory re3ie" of this Act e3ery t"el3e (#* months from the date of the last reg1lar national or local elections. the election e:penses chargeable to the Commission be
. A partic1lar AES technology sho1ld no longer be 1tili6ed for being obsolete.4
Electionion e:penses: SEC!I. plebiscites and other similar e:ercises shall be paid by the Commission. Election e:penses. 2Aa9cS As to the 8ind of AES technology. An e3al1ation of their acc1racy thro1gh a comparison of a random sample of the AES election res1lts "ith a man1al tab1lation. specifically incl1ding the follo"ing: 4#. A partic1lar AES technology is already appropriate and sho1ld be 1tili6ed f1lly for s1bse>1ent elections) or 4d. 51rther test application of the AES or a partic1lar AES technology 1sed in the *((A elections. in session assembled. pro3ide for recommendations as to "hether any of the follo"ing sho1ld be adopted: 4a. cities. incl1ding their strengths. inacc1rate or "ith a defect "hich cannot be remedied) 4b. "hether in the same or other areas) 4b. & E:cept in barangay elections.< #(. !he Commission may direct that in the pro3inces. and the cond1ct of similar tests) 40. pro3ide for proposals as to "hether:
4a. s1ch e:penses as may be necessary and reasonable in connection "ith the elections.
on the day before and on the day of the election. 60. acd !he same prohibition applies to treas1rers. city or m1nicipality concerned s1b=ect to reimb1rsement by the Commission 1pon presentation of the proper bill. & E3ery person recei3ing contrib1tions or inc1rring e:pendit1res by a1thority of the candidate or treas1rer of the party shall. on demand by the candidate or treas1rer of the party and in any e3ent "ithin fi3e days after recei3ing s1ch contrib1tion or inc1rring s1ch e:pendit1re. $ersons a1thori6ed to inc1r election e:pendit1res. treas1rer of the political party and person acting 1nder the a1thority of s1ch
. !he a1thority to inc1r e:pendit1res shall be in "riting. 1pon re>1est. and shall state the f1ll name and e:act address of the person so designated. or 1nderta8e or contrib1te to the constr1ction or repair of roads. (<e" SEC!I. medical clinics and hospitals. tithes or collections on S1ndays or other designated collection days. $rohibited donations by candidates.. referenda and plebiscites shall be pro3ided in the reg1lar appropriations of the Commission "hich. shall ma8e any e:pendit1re in s1pport of or in opposition to any candidate or political party. or any str1ct1re for p1blic 1se or for the 1se of any religio1s or ci3ic organi6ation: $ro3ided. s1ch as religio1s stipends. #'A? EC SEC!I. directly or indirectly. a detailed acco1nt thereof "ith proper 3o1chers or official receipts.ad3anced by the pro3ince. Becords of contrib1tions and e:pendit1res. Acco1nting by agents of candidate or treas1rer. & <o candidate. In case of deficiency.< #(. 51nds needed by the Commission to defray the e:penses for the holding of reg1lar and special elections. (Sec. the treas1rer of a political party or any person a1thori6ed by s1ch candidate or treas1rer. p1eric1lt1re centers. & <o person. shall immediately be released to the Commission.. E:pendit1res d1ly a1thori6ed by the candidate or the treas1rer of the party shall be considered as e:pendit1res of s1ch candidate or political party. agents or representati3es of any political party. (Sec. agent or representati3e shall d1ring the campaign period. #'A? EC SEC!I. his or her spo1se or any relati3e "ithin the second ci3il degree of consang1inity or affinity. are e:cl1ded from the prohibition. & (a It shall be the d1ty of e3ery candidate. (Sec. /. treas1rers of parties or their agents. render to the candidate or the treas1rer of the party concerned. ma8e any donation. or his campaign manager. bridges. #'A? EC SEC!I. the amo1nt so pro3ided shall be a1gmented from the special acti3ities f1nds in the general appropriations act and from those specifically appropriated for the p1rpose in special la"s.< #(/. copy of "hich shall be f1rnished the Commission signed by the candidate or the treas1rer of the party and sho"ing the e:pendit1res so a1thori6ed. school b1ses. !hat normal and c1stomary religio1s d1es or contrib1tions. ch1rches or chapels cement pa3ements.< #(0. //. contrib1tion or gift in cash or in 8ind.< #(6. as "ell as periodic payments for legitimate scholarships established and school contrib1tions habit1ally made before the prohibited period. e:cept the candidate.
candidate or treas1rer to iss1e a receipt for e3ery contrib1tion recei3ed and to obtain and 8eep a receipt stating the partic1lars of e3ery e:pendit1re made. d1ring reg1lar office ho1rs. s1bscribed and s"orn to by the candidate or by the treas1rer of the party. 6(. (Sec. and to "hom said obligation is o"ing) and (d s1ch other partic1lars "hich the Commission may re>1ire. (c E3ery candidate and treas1rer of the party shall be responsible for the preser3ation of the records of contrib1tions and e:pendit1res. If the candidate or treas1rer of the party has recei3ed no contrib1tion.< #(A. made no e:pendit1re. Effect of fail1re to file statement. 5orm and contents of statement. 5ail1re of the candidate or treas1rer to preser3e s1ch records or doc1ments shall be deemed prima facie e3idence of 3iolation of the pro3isions of this Article. (Sec. the date of receipt. (Sec. and acc1rate records of all contrib1tions recei3ed and e:pendit1res inc1rred by him and by those acting 1nder his a1thority. setting forth therein all information re>1ired to be reported. together "ith all pertinent doc1ments. SEC!I. #'A? EC SEC!I.< ###. no person elected to any p1blic office shall enter 1pon the d1ties of his office 1ntil he has filed the statement of contrib1tions and e:pendit1res herein re>1ired. & In addition to other sanctions pro3ided in this Code. SEC!I. f1ll. its nat1re and amo1nt. and the f1ll name and e:act address of the person from "hom the contrib1tion "as recei3ed) (b the amo1nt of e3ery e:pendit1re. and the p1rpose of the e:pendit1re) (c any 1npaid obligation. /'. f1rnish certified copies of any statement 1pon payment of the fee prescribed 1nder Section *A( hereof. shall.< ##(.< #('. & !he statement shall be in "riting. shall be complete as of the date ne:t preceding the date of filing and shall set forth in detail (a the amo1nt of contrib1tion.
. #'A? EC It shall be the d1ty of the Commission to e:amine all statements of contrib1tions and e:pendit1res of candidates and political parties to determine compliance "ith the pro3isions of this Article.< #(?. /6. the f1ll name and e:act address of the person to "hom payment "as made. #'A? EC SEC!I. the date thereof. $reser3ation and inspection of statements. !he officer in-charge thereof. or has no pending obligation. (b E3ery candidate and treas1rer of the party shall 8eep detailed. for at least three years after the holding of the election to "hich they pertain and for their prod1ction for inspection by the Commission or its d1ly a1thori6ed representati3e. or 1pon presentation of a s1bpoena d1ces tec1m d1ly iss1ed by the Commission. !hey shall not be remo3ed therefrom e:cept 1pon order of the Commission or of a competent co1rt and shall. the statement shall reflect s1ch fact. on demand. & All statements of contrib1tions and e:pendit1res shall be 8ept and preser3ed at the office "here they are filed and shall constit1te part of the p1blic records thereof for three years after the election to "hich they pertain. (<e" SEC!I. be s1b=ect and open to inspection by the p1blic.
6#. (Sec. #'A? EC modified
.!he same prohibition shall apply if the political party "hich nominated the "inning candidate fails to file the statements re>1ired herein "ithin the period prescribed by this Code.
61. 1978 EC modified)
. The same prohibition shall apply if the political party which nominated the winning candidate fails to file the statements required herein within the period prescribed by this Code.It shall be the duty of the Commission to examine all statements of contributions and expenditures of candidates and political parties to determine compliance with the provisions of this Article. no person elected to any public office shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the statement of contributions and expenditures herein required. (New) SECTION 111. (Sec. — In addition to other sanctions provided in this Code. Effect of failure to file statement.