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Comelec releases calendar of activities for brgy, SK elections in May

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has prescribed a new calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the May 14, 2018 synchronized Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
Under Comelec Resolution No. 10246, the filing of certificates of candidacy (CoC) commences on April 14 and ends on April 20, giving those interested to run in the upcoming elections seven days to submit their CoC.
During the nine-day campaign period which is fixed from May 4 to May 12, making any donation or gift in cash or in kind is prohibited, as well as appointing or using special policemen or confidential agents; construction or maintenance of barangay- funded roads and bridges; appointment or hiring of new employees, creation of new position, promotion, giving of salary increases, remuneration or privileges, etc.
Campaigning is prohibited on the eve of election day, May 13.
The election period is set from April 14 to May 21 during which the Commission prohibits the alteration of precincts or establishment of new precincts; carrying of firearms or other deadly weapons; use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates; transfer of officers and employees in the civil service, and suspension of any elective local officer.
On election day, casting of votes in polling precincts will be from 7 a.m to 3 p.m.

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