The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will delay releasing the initial list of candidates for the 2019 midterm elections.
Based on Resolution No. 10441, the COMELEC said that they will post the tentative list of candidates on their website and in satellite offices on November 19, two weeks later than the initial November 5 release schedule.
The delay in the release of the list of candidates comes after the window for filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) was reset from Oct. 1 to Oct 5, to Oct. 11 to Oct. 17 instead.
The candidate list seeks to inform the public about the names that will be appearing in the 2019 official ballot.
The COMELEC will also release the names of substitute candidates by the end of November.
Meanwhile, the candidates have until Nov. 29 to correct the names that will be appearing in the ballots.
A total 153 senatorial aspirants and 185 partylist groups submitted COCs during the five-day filing period.