MNL48 3rd General Election
The MNL48 3rd General Elections was announced on March 13, 2020. It was held from February 6, 2021 to February 20, 2021 at ABS-CBN, Its Showtime Online Universe and at It's Showtime Live. Fans can vote for their favorite member.
|Undergirls (Reserved Official Members)|
- Voting will start on March 15 at 9:00 PM until November 30 at 11:59 PM
- November 29, 2020: Preliminary Results
- February 6, 2021: Announcement of Top 48 in no particular order
- February 13, 2021: Announcement of Ranks 48 to 17
- February 20, 2021: Announcement of Ranks 16 to 1
- 2021: Release of MNL48's 7th Single
Fans can vote using the voting ballots included on the 6th single, theater show ticket, and selected merchandises. Voting will open on March 15, 2020 at 9:00 PM until November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM (PST).
- 6th Single (RIVER) CD and Music Card: 3 Voting Tickets
- MNL48 First Generation: Living The Dream Concert DVD: 6 Voting Tickets
- MNL48 Fanclub App VIP Subscription: 1 Voting Ticket
- Theater Show (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo) Ticket: 1 Voting Ticket
- Eligible members that didn't participate:
- Team MII: Erica Maria Macabutas, Francinne Rifol, Shaira Duran
- Team NIV: Aubrey Ysabelle Delos Reyes, Daryll Matalino, Ericka Joyce Sibug, Jhona Alyanah Padillo, Loulle Angelyn Villaflores, Valerie Joyce Daita
- Team L: Chelsey Yssacky Bautista, Lorraine Leigh Lacumba, Marsela Mari Guia, Nicelle Joy Bozon, Shaina Duran
- 3rd Generation Members: Jillian Shane Pilones, Querubin Gonzalez, Yiesha Amera Ungad
- It was announced on February 13, 2021 that only the Top 1 to 36 ranking members will be chosen as the official members of MNL48 and the Top 37 to 48 will be the group's Trainees.
- Aubrey Ysabelle Delos Reyes, Marsela Mari Guia, Valerie Joyce Daita, Daryll Matalino, Ericka Joyce Sibug, Jhona Alyanah Padillo, and Nicelle Joy Bozon applied for the Election, but retired their application after their graduation announcement.
- Jillian Shane Pilones, Querubin Gonzalez and Yiesha Amera Ungad applied for the Election, but retired their application after they withdrew from the group.
- Erica Maria Macabutas, Shaira Duran, and Shaina Duran applied for the Election, but got terminated on December 31, 2020.
- Only Glaciana Marie Pelagio and Jashmin Iballo are the only members that didn't ranked.
- Ella Mae Amat had the biggest ranking increase (from non-rank to #5), while Kyla Angelica Marie De Catalina had the biggest ranking decrease (from #14 to #40).
- For members who ranked in the top 48 for both this year and last year's elections, Sandee Garcia had the biggest ranking increase (#48 to #7).
- For newly-ranked members, Francese Therese Pinlac had the biggest ranking increase (Non-rank to #23).
|MNL48 Senbatsu Election Chronology|
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|MNL48 3rd General Election
(2021.02.06 - 2021.02.20)