Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, misinformation that voters need to present a vaccination card or a negative RT-PCR test to be able to vote on May 9 has been making the rounds on social media.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said this is false, and clarified that voters are not obliged to get the jab or to present their proof of vaccination on election day. A negative RT-PCR test is also not mandatory.

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