Preparations for the synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections are going well, said Jonathan Sayno, assistant election officer of the Commission on Elections (Comelec-Iloilo City).
“We are on track in our preparations for the elections on May 14 this year,” Sayno assured.
He said the voting and counting will be done manually.
The election period will run from April 14 to May 21.
The filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) will start from April 14 to 20 while the campaign period will be from May 2 to 12.
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez, in a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 6, said: “Tuloy na tuloy na ang Barangay at SK elections.”
The barangay and SK elections, originally set on Oct. 31 2016, were postponed twice.
Those who are interested to run for punong barangay and barangay kagawad must be citizens of the Philippines, registered voters in the barangay where they intend to be elected, residents therein for at least one year immediately preceding the day of the elections, able to read and write Filipino or any other language or dialect, and at least 18 years old on election day.
Aspiring candidates for the SK polls, must be citizens of the country, qualified voters of the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK), residents of the barangay for not less than one year immediately preceding the day of the elections, at least 18 years old but not more than 24 years old on the day of the elections, able to read and write Filipino, English or the local dialect, not be related within 2nd civil degree of consanguinity or affinity to any incumbent elected national official or to any incumbent elected regional, provincial, city, municipal or barangay official in the locality where aspirant seeks to be elected, and not convicted by final judgment of any crime involving moral turpitude. IMT