The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that it is currently preparing for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections slated for December. 

“All administrative and operational preparations for the December 5, 2022 Barangay and SK elections have commenced, upon the direction of the Commission en banc, with Commissioner Rey Bulay as the Commissioner-in-Charge,” Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said via a statement.

The poll body is drafting the implementing resolutions, procuring ballot paper and other election supplies, procuring printing services for the ballots and accountable and non-accountable forms, and revisiting health protocols as well as the continuation of the provision of Isolation Polling Places, in coordination with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Laudiangco added. 

Voter registration is set to resume on July 4 to 30, subject to the approval of the Commission en banc.

The country is expecting over 66 million votes for a new set of barangay officials, while over 23 million are registered for the SK election.

The last Barangay and SK elections were held in May 2018. 

 

Ronald Espartinez