Voter Registration and Selection of Candidates in the Election


  • Kurt Aquio St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Luis Colarina St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Luis Colarina St. Mary's College Quezon City
  • Aedan Legarte St. Mary's College Quezon CityAedan Legarte
  • Jhazmeen Escala St. Mary's College Quezon City


First Time Voters, election, youth


The study focused on first-time voters (aged 18-22) during the 2022 elections. This review aimed to elaborate further on how aware the youth of their civic duties and their ways of involving themselves in their role as voters.

Qualitative research was used for interviews among five (5) first-time voters in St. Mary’s College Quezon City. The profile of informants was verified by asking for identification and confirmation of intention to vote. Inductive thematic analysis was done on the transcriptions of the interviews.

Researchers found that first-time voters faced many problems during registration, such as completing requirements and locating the registration venue.

Aside from that, first-time voters also encountered pressure from parents who give their children names to vote without considering their preferences. They also intend to check candidates' profiles before deciding who to vote for.

The youth are interested in becoming part of the process of selecting leaders in the government. They also know about the candidates' backgrounds and recognize the need to be discerning in their selection.