HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 3 (2023)

Halalan Pilipinas: The Lived Experiences and Challenges Faced by Election Poll Watchers

Andrea Mae Santiago | Kyle Edson Santor | Gerald Villanueva | Galilee Jordan Ancheta | Jayra Blanco | Charles Brixter Evangelista | Liezl Fulgencio | Jhoselle Tus

Discipline: Education



One of the main highlights from last year’s event was the 2022 Philippine National and Local Elections. The Philippine elections involve a lot of people interaction from poll workers and other deputized agencies. Further, this study explores the lived experiences, challenges, and coping mechanisms of poll watchers during the 2022 Philippine election. Employing the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the findings of this study were: (1) Filipino workers value a good-paying job and preferred meaningful work. (2) Amidst the experiences and challenges, the poll watchers remain determined and motivated to take part in the seasonal election. (3) Poll watchers must be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to participate in this crucial work. Mainly, poll watching is a self-reliant job.


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