Comelec eyes 75% voter turnout for BSKE
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is targeting a voter turnout of at least 75 percent in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Oct. 30.
In 2018, the last barangay and SK elections, 40.89 million or 71.2 percent of the 57.42 million registered voters casted their votes. According to the Comelec, 67,839,776 registered voters may vote in the barangay elections as they are at least 18 years old.
There are 23,254,313 registered voters who may vote in the SK elections as they are 15 to 30 years old. The country has 42,027 barangays in 148 cities and 1,486 municipalities.
Each barangay will have one barangay captain and seven barangay council members, and one SK chairperson and seven SK council members. —DONA Z. PAZZIBUGAN