Independent, empowered and fully modernized institution conducting transparent electoral processes with credible result in strong partnership with election stakeholder.
We, the guardians of the sovereign will of the Filipino people, in partnership with election stakeholders, commit ourselves to conduct free, honest, orderly, peaceful, fully automated and credible elections in order to build strong democratic institutions.
In the pursuit of our vision and mission, we are guided by the following principles:
We aspire to continuously gain the confidence of the electorate by being independent of any party, the sitting government and any vested political interest in our decision-making processes. We are not influenced by any governmental, political or other partisan groups. At the same time, we assert our fiscal autonomy as mandated by the constitution.
We are the primary guarantor of the integrity of the electoral process. We assume direct responsibility for ensuring the credibility of results of all the electoral exercises that we administer.
We ensure an accountable electoral administration in each stage of the electoral process to guarantee the integrity of the electoral process. We take full responsibility for all our actions and will always be answerable to the Filipino people and all our stakeholders.
We are transparent in our policies and actions, and ensure that the stakeholders have access to relevant information. We are also transparent in our operational and financial management of the electoral exercises.
We treat all election participants fairly and equally, without giving advantage to any political parties or interest group. We perform our administrative, regulatory and adjudicative functions in a politically neutral and impartial manner.
As a professional electoral management body, we ensure that all candidates, parties, and voters are treated equally and fairly and the electoral processes and facilities are used as efficiently as possible. We recognize the importance of professionalism and the need to have a properly trained and motivated staff.
We endeavor to be more efficient in our day-to-day operations and in the administration of all electoral processes. We exert all efforts to adhere to our timelines and project costs.
We recognize that election management is essentially a service industry and that our stakeholders have a high expectation of our ability to perform our tasks effectively and efficiently. We strive to achieve for every voter the highest quality service possible with the least possible inconvenience, regardless of resource limitations.
Rule of law
We at all times comply and respect all election laws, and apply them fairly. We clearly explain the legal rationale for our decisions. We ensure that within the legal framework of the country, laws relating to elections are fully and strictly implemented.