VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Barangay elections, by the numbers

The twice-postponed barangay elections will finally proceed May 14, with more than 1.17 million candidates vying for positions in around 42,000 barangays.

Originally scheduled on Oct. 31, 2016, the barangay polls were reset to Oct. 23, 2017 then May 14, 2018.

Republic Act Nos. 10923 and 10952 extended the three-year terms of officials elected in 2013.

Here are relevant figures.

Sources:

Commission on Elections, For the Barangay Elections, May 10, 2018

Commission on Elections, Number of Seats per Elective Positions

Commission on Elections, Number of Registered Voters by Sex, Province

Commission on Elections, Number of Candidates by Province by Elective Position and Sex

Commission on Elections, Number of Registered Voters, Voters who actually voted and voters’ turnout by province

Department of Budget and Management, National Budget Circular No. 572

Department of Budget and Management, Local Budget Circular No. 63, s. 1996

Official Gazette, Republic Act No. 10923

Official Gazette, Republic Act No. 10952

Official Gazette, Executive Order No. 201, s. 2016

Philippine Statistics Authority, Highlights of the Philippine Population, 2015 Census of Population, May 19, 2016

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