Fast facts about the 2013 elections | Inquirer News

Fast facts about the 2013 elections

/ 10:04 PM September 29, 2012

18,053      —  Total elective posts

12            —   Senatorial slots to be filled


233          —   District Representatives

58            —   Party-list Representatives


80            —   Provincial Governors

80            —   Provincial Vice-Governors

766          —   Members, Sangguniang Panlalawigan

143          —   City Mayors

143          —   City Vice-Mayors

1,598       —   Members, Sangguniang Panlungsod

1,491       —   Municipal Mayors


1,491       —   Municipal Vice-Mayors

11,932     —   Members, Sangguniang Bayan

1             —   ARMM Regional Governor

1             —   ARMM Regional Vice-Governor

24           —   ARMM Regional Assemblymen

October 1, 2012 to October 5, 2012: Schedule  of filing of Certificates of Candidacy for all elective positions

October 31, 2012:  Last day for local voters to file applications for registration, transfer of records, reactivation and correction of entries; deadline for overseas Filipinos to file applications for registration or certification as overseas voters

February 12, 2013 to May 11, 2013: Campaign period for candidates for senator  and for party-list groups

March 29, 2013 to May 11, 2013:  Campaign period for candidates for the House of Representatives and elective regional, provincial, city and municipal officials

April 13, 2013 to May 13, 2013: Casting of votes by overseas voters

May 13, 2013: Election day

Prohibited acts during the election period:

Starting January 13, 2013

•   Bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons

•   Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates

•   Suspension of elective local officials

Starting February 12, 2013

•   Giving donations or gift in cash or in kind

•   Appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents or the like

Starting March 29, 2013

•   Construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrants or similar devices for  a future undertaking chargeable against public funds

•   Release disbursement or expenditures of public funds

On May 12, 2013  (eve of election day)

•   Campaigning

•   Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor

•   Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value

On May 13, 2013 (election day)

•   Campaigning

•   Selling, furnishing, offering, buying serving or taking intoxicating liquor

•   Giving, accepting free transportation, food, drinks and things of value

•   Voting more than once or in substitution of an other

•   Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against any candidate or any political party within the polling place or within  30 meters thereof

•   Opening of booths or stalls for the sale  of merchandise or refreshments within a radius of 30 meters from the polling place

•   Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or any other similar sports

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