Comelec: 2018 barangay, SK poll workers to be paid in full on election day
Poll workers in the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections will receive their honoraria in full on election day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Tuesday.
In a statement, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that poll workers would be paid in full on completion of their election duties on May 14.
The honoraria and travel allowances of poll workers would be paid either in cash or through the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) cash card, Jimenez said, quoting the Comelec Finance Services Department.
“For certain priority areas, poll workers will be paid in cash. In other places, they will receive their compensation through DBP cash cards,” Jimenez said.
“The payment of their compensation will be made by the election officers of their respective localities,” the Comelec official added.
Under the Election Service Reform Act (Republic Act No. 10756), the following poll workers are entitled to the corresponding honoraria:
- Chairperson of the Electoral Boards: P6,000
- Members of Electoral Boards: P 5,000
- Department of Education Supervisor Official: P4,000
- Support Staff: P2,000
All poll workers are also entitled to a travel allowance of P1,000 each, the Comelec said.
But honoraria and travel allowances will be subject to a 5-percent withholding tax, pursuant to Bureau of Internal Revenue Ruling No. 003-08 dated April 14, 2018. /atm