The Philippines Goes to the Polls

On May 10, 2010 Filipinos went to the polls to cast ballots for president, vice-president, senators, congressmen, governors, mayors and other key offices in their national and local election. For the first time ever, Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines were used nation-wide. These images, taken by John Lawrence, IFES congressional affairs manager, provide a glimpse into the preparations for Election Day and the polling day itself in the Manila metropolitan area.