WATCH: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lebron James in ballots for mock polls
MANILA, Philippines – The Elections Commission (Comelec) used the names of actors, musicians, basketball stars and other prominent Hollywood figures as “candidates” in the test ballot used in the mock elections simultaneous held across the country on Wednesday.
The people listed as “presidential candidates” on the ballot are Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Meanwhile, Christian Bale, Mariah Carey, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Lebron James and Harry Styles were on the ballot as “running mate.”
Who are you going to vote for the president? Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt? Comelec is organizing mock elections in Taguig. pic.twitter.com/UQMGzwnYF3
– chonayuINQ (@ chonayu1) December 29, 2021
The ballot also included Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Hugh Jackman, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Emma Watson and Kanye West as “senatorial candidates”.
The “candidates” for the House of Representatives, mayor, vice-mayor and member of Sangguniang Panlungsod were mostly local celebrities like Angel Locsin, John Lloyd, Maris Racal, Sue Ramirez, Gretchen Ho and Rico Blanco.
Star Wars character Luke Skywalker was on the ballot among the “candidates” for vice mayor.
Comelec organized mock elections in 34 barangays of Pasay City, Taguig City, Pateros, Isabela, Albay, Negros Oriental, Leyte, Maguindanao and Davao del Sur to show the entire electoral process, from the precinct level until the votes are transmitted to the National Council of Canvassers.
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