2018 Barangay and SK elections
On Monday, May 14, 2018, voters from all over the country will go to the polling centers to cast their votes for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
This is the first time both elections will take place during the term of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
This is also the first after Congress postponed them several times.
The last time we had a Barangay election was in 2013, while the last for the SK election was in 2010.
Three voting age groups
There are a lot of things you need to know about the Barangay and SK elections, especially beginning this year.
Among them is the number of voting age groups involved.
In particular, there are three voting age groups in the Barangay and SK elections.
And these are:
(1) 15 to 17 years old;
(2) 18 to 30 years old; and,
(3) 31 years old and up.
15 to 17 years old
Those aged 15-17 will vote exclusively for the SK election.
As such, they will only have one ballot.
And that is the SK ballot.
18 to 30 years old
While those aged 18-30 will vote for both the Barangay and SK elections.
This means then that they will use two ballots.
And these are of course the Barangay ballot and the SK ballot.
31 years old and up
For those aged 31 and up, they will vote exclusively for the Barangay election.
It follows then that they will only have one ballot.
And that is the Barangay ballot.
But remember that even if you belong to these three age groups, you will only be allowed to cast your vote if you are a registered voter.