The Calendar of Activities has confirmed that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commission of Election (COMELEC) are pushing through with this year’s Barangay Election 2018 and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Election 2018.
Barangay Election 2018 & SK Poll
The Barangay Election 2018 and (Sangguniang Kabataan )SK Elections 2018 will have its filling up of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) starting on April 14, 2018 to April 20, 2018. Campaigning period, on the other hand, will be on May 2 – 12, 2018. After years of being postpones, many hopes that this will be the final and actual Barangay Elections.
COMELEC Spokesperson, James Jimenez, have assured that the ballots are ready as they will be using the same ones originally printed for the October 2017 slate. The counting of the votes will be done manually due to the smaller number of votes unlike the Presidential Elections. This year’s SK and Barangay Election’s budget has totaled up to PHP 6 Billion. The Election Day is set for May 14, 2018.
Schedule of Activities for Barangay Election 2018 & SK Elections 2018:
March 30, 2018 – Friday
- Last day of submission of requests/petitions for transfer of voting centers/polling places
April 14, 2018 to April 20, 2018
- Filing of Certificates of Candidacy or COC (Sec. 7, R.A. 6679) in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646
April 14, 2018 to May 21, 2018
- ELECTION PERIOD
May 4, 2018 to May 12, 2018
- CAMPAIGN PERIOD (Sec. 7, R.A. 6679)
- Holding of barangay assemblies and candidates fora. (Sec. 47, OEC)
May 13, 2018 – Sunday
- EVE OF ELECTION
May 14, 2018 – Monday
- ELECTION DAY