COMELEC RESO for 2018 BSKE

1. Resolution No. 10214
RESUMPTION OF THE SYSTEM OF CONTINUING REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 14, 2018 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS (BSKE)
 “An Act Postponing the October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, as Amended by Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10632, Republic Act No. 10656 and Republic Act No. 10923 And For Other Purposes”, was passed into law which effectively postpones the Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) from October to the second Monday of May 2018, that is on May 14, 2018;
Sec. 3. Who May Register. – Any Filipino citizen who is not yet registered either as SK or as regular voter, may apply for registration, provided he/she possesses the following qualifications:
A. SK Voters:
1. At least fifteen ( 15) years of age on or before May 14, 2018 BSKE but not more than thirty (30) years old;
2. Residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months on or before May 14, 2018 BSKE; and
3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.
B. Regular Voters:
1. At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 14, 2018 BSKE;
2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/she proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the elections; and
3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.
SEC. 10. Who are disqualified to register. – The following are disqualified to register as a voter:
a. Any person who has been sentenced by final judgment to suffer imprisonment for not less than one (1) year, such disability not having been removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;
b. Any person who has been adjudged by final judgment by a competent court or tribunal of having committed any crime involving disloyalty to the duly-constituted government, such as, rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security unless restored to his/her full civil and political rights in accordance with law; and
c. Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority unless subsequently declared by proper authority that such person is no longer insane or incompetent.
Any person disqualified to register under paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall automatically reacquire the right to vote upon expiration of five (5) years after service of sentence.
Sec. 15. Petition for Inclusion of Voters in the List. – Any person whose application for registration has been disapproved by the ERB or whose name has been stricken out from the list, may file with the court, a petition to include his/her name in the permanent list of voters in his/her precinct at any time but not later than January 29, 2018 (Monday).lt shall be supported by a certificate of disapproval of his/her application and proof of service of notice of his/her petition upon the ERB. The petition shall be decided within fifteen (15) days after its filing.
If the decision is for the inclusion of the voter’s name in the permanent list of voters, the ERB shall place the application for registration previously disapproved in the corresponding book of voters and indicate in the application for registration the date of the order of inclusion and the court which issued the same.
Sec. 16. Petition for Exclusion of Voters from the List. – Any registered voter, representative of a political party or the EO, may file with the court a sworn petition for the exclusion of a voter from the permanent list of voters giving the name, address and the precinct of the challenged voter at any time but not later than February 3, 2018 (Saturday). The petition shall be accompanied by proof of notice to the ERB and to the challenged voter and shall be decided within ten (10) days from its filing.
If the decision is for the exclusion of the voter’s name from the list, the ERB shall upon receipt of the final decision, remove the voter’s registration records from the corresponding book of voters, enter the order of exclusion and place the same in the inactive file.
Resolution No. 10246
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND PERIODS OF CERTAIN PROHIBITED ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 14, 2018 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) ELECTIONS
Pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the Omnibus Election Code (B.P. Blg. 881), Republic Acts 6646, 7166, 8189, 8436, 9189, 9369 and other election laws, the Commission on Elections (Commission), RESOLVED to prescribe the following calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the May 14, 2018 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections:
DATE/PERIOD ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED ACTS
January 26, 2018 (FRI) Last day to file petition for inclusion of voters (Sec. 34, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646 and Resolution No. 10214, Sec. 15)

February 2, 2018 (FRI) Last day to file petition for exclusion of voters. (Sec. 35, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646 and Resolution No. 10214, Sec.16).

February 7, 2018 (WED) Last day for the ERB, Citizens’ Arm and Civic Organizations to verify, certify and seal the List of Voters for the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections.(Resolution No. 10214)

February 12, 2018 (MON) to February 19, 2018 (MON) Period to constitute the members of the Electoral Board and Barangay Boards of Canvassers (BBOC).
February 13, 2018 (TUE) Last day to post the barangay and sangguniang kabataan Computerized Voters’ Lists (CVL). (Sec. 30, R.A. 8189 in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646).

March 15, 2018 (THU) to June 13, 2018 (WED) Illegal release of prisoners before and after election. (Sec. 261 (n), OEC).

March 30, 2018 (FRI) Last day of submission of requests/petitions for transfer of voting centers/polling places.
April 14, 2018 (SAT) to April 20, 2018 (FRI) Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (Sec. 7, R.A. 6679) in relation to Sec. 29, R.A. 6646.

April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 21, 2018 (MON) ELECTION PERIOD Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct. (Sec. 5, R.A. 8189).

Carrying of firearms or other deadly weapons (Sec. 32, R. A. 7166).

Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates (Sec. 33, R. A. 7166).

Coercing, threatening, intimidating or terrorizing any election official or employee in the performance of his election functions or duties. [Sec. 261 (f), OEC].
(NOTE: Until proclamation of winning candidates)

Transfer or detail of officers and employees in the civil service including public school teachers. (Sec. 261 (h), OEC).

Organizing or maintaining reaction forces, strike forces or similar forces. (Sec. 261 (u), OEC).

Suspension of any elective provincial, city, municipal or barangay officer. (Sec. 261 (x), OEC).

April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 14, 2018 (MON) Vote-buying and vote-selling (Sec. 261 (c) OEC)

April 14, 2018 (SAT) until proclamation of winning candidates Wagering upon result of election. [Sec. 261 (c), OEC].

April 14, 2018 (SAT) to May 14, 2018 (MON) Raising of funds thru dances, lotteries, cockfights, etc. (Sec. 97, OEC.)

May 4, 2018 (FRI) to May 12, 2018 (SAT) CAMPAIGN PERIOD
(Sec. 7, R.A. 6679)

Holding of barangay assemblies and candidates fora. (Sec. 47, OEC
Removing, destroying, obliterating, defacing, tampering or preventing distribution of lawful election propaganda. (Sec. 83, OEC).

Making any donation or gift in cash or in kind. (Sec. 104, OEC).
(Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Appointing or using special policemen, special/ confidential gents or the like. (Sec. 261 (m), OEC).
(Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Using armored land, water or air craft (Sec. 261 (r), OEC). (Note: prohibition includes the day before election and election day).

Policemen and provincial guards acting as bodyguards or security guards of public officials or candidates. [Sec. 261 (t), OEC]
(NOTE: Prohibited on the day before and on election day)
May 4, 2018 (FRI) to May 13, 2018 (SUN) Construction or maintenance of barangay funded roads and bridges (Sec. 3, R.A. 6679) as amended by Sec. 4, R.A. 10923.

Appointment or hiring of new employees, creation of new position, promotion, giving of salary increases, remuneration or privileges. (Sec. 261 (g), OEC) as amended by Sec. 5 of R.A. No. 10923.

May 13, 2018 (SUN) EVE OF ELECTION Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc., (Sec. 261 (dd), OEC).

Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, (OEC).

(Note: Acts mentioned in the three preceding paragraphs are prohibited until election day).
May 14, 2018 (MON) ELECTION DAY
Casting of votes (From 7:00 o’clock a.m. to 3:00 o’clock p.m.) (Sec. 190, OEC)
Campaigning (Sec. 3, OEC).

Using the voter’s affidavit of another for the purpose of voting, whether or not he actually succeeds in voting. [Sec. 261 (y) (10), OEC].

Destroying, substituting, or taking away from the possession of those having legal custody thereof, or from the place where they are legally deposited, any election form or document or ballot box which contains official ballots or other documents used in the election. [Sec. 261 (z) (12), OEC]. (NOTE: May be committed before or even after election day)
Counting and canvassing of votes and proclamation of winning candidates immediately after closing of polls. Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).

Voting more than once or in substitution of another (Sec. 261 (z) (2) and (3), OEC).

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, etc. (sec. 261, (dd), OEC).

Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc. of wares, merchandise or refreshments within thirty (30) meters radius from the polling place

(Sec. 261, (dd) (2), OEC).

Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value (Sec. 89, OEC).

Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or similar sports (Sec. 261 (dd), (3), OEC).

June 13, 2018 (WED) Last day to file Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) (Sec. 14, R.A. 7166).

The Education and Information Department shall disseminate copies of this Resolution, and shall cause its publication in two daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines

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