Political Law (Constitutional Law) – Article V



Qualifications:                                                CODE:  CD18RR

1)      Citizen of the Philippines

2)      Not Disqualified by law

3)      At least 18 years old

4)      Resident of the Philippines for at least 1 year

5)      Resident of the place wherein he/she proposes to vote for at least 6 months immediately preceding the election.

Note:  NO literacy, property or other substantive requirement can be imposed on the exercise of suffrage.


Residency requirement

Residency, under Article V has 2 senses:

1.  DOMICILE – This is in reference to the 1 year residency requirement in the Philippines.

2.  TEMPORARY RESIDENCE – This is in reference to the 6 month residency requirement in the place where one wants to vote.  In this case, residence can either mean domicile or temporary residence.



1)      Any person sentenced by final judgment to imprisonment of not less than 1 year, which disability has not been removed by plenary pardon.

2)      Any person adjudged by final judgment of having violated his allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines.

3)      Insane or feeble-minded persons.


Note:  Under the 2nd disqualification, the right to vote is automatically re-acquired upon the expiration of 5 years after the service of sentence.



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About Magz

First of all, I am not a lawyer. I'm a graduate of AB Political Science and went to the College of Law but stopped going to law school for some reasons. I'm a passionate teacher who has been teaching English to speakers of other languages and a person who likes writing and blogging. I lost some important files and software when my computer broke down so the reason I created this website is to preserve the notes, reviewers and digests I collected when I was at the law school and at the same time, I want to help out law students who do not have enough time to go and read books in the library.

Posted on December 20, 2011, in Constitutional Law, Political Law and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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