Your Handy Election Kit: Here's What Savvy Voters Pack for Election Day


With election day just around the corner, have you already finished preparing yourself to go out and vote? 

Aside from finalizing the list of local and national candidates you’re voting for, you should also take appropriate measures to make your voting experience hassle-free. This includes checking your voter status, finding your assigned polling precinct, and—an underrated but important step—preparing the things you’ll need. In case you don’t know what to pack, here are some items that every savvy voter takes with them on the big day. Best part? You can get everything at a discount and add them all to cart right now via the SM Malls Online app!

Face Mask for Your Safety

We're still in a pandemic, so it is still necessary to wear a face mask at your polling precinct. While protecting yourself from COVID-19, you can also rep your love for the country with Kultura’s Tribal Three Stars and a Sun with Cord Holder Face Mask, which you can cop via the SM Malls Online app now for only P99.

Folder for All Your Documents

For identification purposes, you are encouraged to have your Voter’s ID or any government-issued ID with you when you go to your polling precinct. It isn’t required, but it can come in handy in case there are issues with verifying your identity. Aside from this, voters may also have  a printed or handwritten list of candidates prepared for a quicker voting process. 

Documents like these are better kept and organized in one place so it’s easier for you to retrieve them. Use a small envelope or folder, like Miniso’s Marvel File Folder, which you can get at 63% off for only P55 (from an original price of P149) via the SM Malls Online app.

Alcohol Spray for Quick Sanitation

You’ll be touching a lot of items at the polling precinct, including your ballot and ballot secrecy folder. You’ll also sit on chairs that other voters have already used before you, so it’s important that you observe health protocols like sanitizing your hands and arms. Carry a small bottle of alcohol or hand sanitizer in your bag and immediately disinfect yourself after leaving the voting station.

Get the Biogenic Isopropyl Alcohol 70% 50mL for only P32.50 at Watsons via the SM Malls Online app.

Umbrella for Sun Protection

For the general population, there is only one day designated for elections. That means everybody assigned to your polling precinct will take turns casting their votes on the same day, and for some, the wait might be a little longer than expected. In case your precinct’s holding area is outdoors and will leave you exposed to the summer heat, bring a small umbrella with you on election day. 

For only P299, you can get the SM Accessories Automatic Umbrella at The SM Store via the SM Malls Online app.

Water Tumbler for Hydration

A bottle or tumbler full of water is another savvy voter’s must-have while waiting in line. You’d want to avoid fainting or feeling dizzy due to the summer heat before you vote, so make sure you stay hydrated all the time. Get the Gulp Tumbler With Ice Cubes (Blue) for only P150 at Surplus via the SM Malls Online app.

Ballpoint Pen for Signing the Voter's List

While the Commission on Elections provides a special marker along with your ballot and ballot secrecy folder, you still need to bring your own pen for signing the Election Day Computerized Voter’s List. You need to sign this list after confirming your identity with the electoral board and before receiving your ballot. 

For only P6, you can get the HBW Ballpen 2000 BLK 0.5MM at Office Warehouse via the SM Malls Online app.

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