A compilation of some prohibited acts during election period as provided by the Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No. 7166 and other pertinent resolutions promulgated by the Commission on Elections.
Some of these prohibited acts that must be avoided in order to ensure peaceful, clean, and honest elections are the following:
I. Prohibited Acts During the Election Period
1. Carrying of firearms outside residence and place of business, except in certain cases and with prior authority from the Comelec. (Sec. 261 (Q) OEC; Sec. 32 RA 7166);
2. Organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces, or other similar forces. (Sec. 33 RA 7166) & 261 (u) OEC);
3. Transfer of officers and employees of the Civil Service by a public official, except upon prior approval of the Comelec when urgency of the service so demands. (Sec. 261 (h) OEC);