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1 Voters' Education Program

2 Election

3 What is Election ? Election is the means by which the people choose their officials for definite and fixed periods.

4 What are the different types of electoral exercises ?
Regular elections Special elections National Local Barangay ARMM Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Plebiscite Referendum Initiative Recall

5 How often are elections held ?
Every 2nd Monday of May for national and local elections President and Vice-President: every 6 years Senators, Congressmen, Provincial, City and municipal officials: every 3 years Every last Monday of October, every 3 years for barangay and SK officials Every 3 years from March 1993 – ARMM elections

6 Registration

7 What is registration? Registration refers to the act of accomplishing and filing of a sworn application for registration by a qualified voter

8 Why Should I Register? What’s in it for me?
To have the opportunity to choose our leaders What’s in it for me? Just like text voting, you get heard and counted.

9 What are the requirements for registration ?
One must be: a Filipino citizen at least eighteen (18) years old a resident of the Philippines for one year and of the city or municipality wherein he proposes to vote for at least six months immediately preceding the election not otherwise disqualified by law

10 What is validation of registration?
a process wherein fingerprints of the voter would be captured electronically at no expense to the voter

11 Where should I register?
Comelec office Where should I validate my registration? Barangay office

12 How do I go about transferring my registration ?
You may apply with the Election officer of new residence for the transfer of your registration records. You will be asked to accomplish 6 application forms.

13 Your Vote…. Our Future

14 Our voting practices Voting by popularity Vote-buying

15 “The Philippines is a republican and democratic state
“The Philippines is a republican and democratic state. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” We elect our officials directly Officials serve for fixed terms Officials are directly accountable to the people

16 The Government Legislative Judicial Executive

17 Executive Action-oriented Implements programs & projects
Monitors programs & projects Provides basic services Performs ceremonial functions Action-oriented

18 Executive Positions President Vice President National Governor Mayor
Brgy. Capt. Local

19 Legislative Analyst Reviews & evaluates proposals, position papers
Conducts research on proposed bills & position papers Consults experts Defends & analyzes proposed bills Analyst

20 Legislative Positions
Senator National Congressman Board Member Vice Governor Vice Mayor City/Municipal Councilors Brgy. Councilors Local

21 R - Righteous Governance I - Integrity G - Giftedness H - Heart
What qualities should I look for? R - Righteous Governance I - Integrity G - Giftedness H - Heart T - Track Record

22 R - Righteous Governance
What qualities should I look for? R - Righteous Governance How does your candidate decide on issues? How does he lead his family, constituents? Does he/she make decisions that promote justice, righteousness and peace for all law-abiding Filipinos? Or does he/she decide based on what is convenient for him/her. Does he/she use his influence as a platform for governing with prudence and foresight for the good of many? A candidate who governs righteously does not accept or offer bribes, and leads an example of eradicating graft and corruption within his area of influence.

23 I - Integrity What qualities should I look for?
A person on integrity is not a perfect individual; rather, he or she is someone who desires to be accountable to those he leads. His walk should match his talk, and his public image must not be a result of a clever media makeover, but should be based on a solid character of trustworthiness. If and when he/she makes wrong decisions, he/she must be willing to take responsibility for it and not put the blame on his predecessors, or other people. A candidate with integrity will also look for positive solutions to problems without promoting himself/herself.

24 G - Giftedness What qualities should I look for?
A candidate for a public office must have the qualifications and abilities necessary to carry out his/her responsibilities successfully. A candidate needs more than an impressive pedigree or diplomas, but must also have the strengths, personality traits and innate capabilities needed to serve in the particular office he/she seeks to serve in. Some candidates will be good as executives but will make for mediocre lawmakers or legislators, and vice versa. Others will be great managers, but will not be as effective in drug busting. Still others are visionaries who can inspire greatness in those they lead, but will fail as implementers of their dreams. Be careful in voting for a previously successful public official. Study the new position he or she is seeking to fill

25 H - Heart What qualities should I look for?
How is your candidate’s heart for God, for people and for our nation? Does he/she see himself/herself as answerable not only to people, but to Someone infinitely higher than him/her? The heart, in my opinion, is the most important characteristic not only of a leader but also of every single citizen of this country. This is true because the heart of the problem of this nation is the problem of the heart. Genuine change should come from the inside out. Yes, all of us are already tired of lawlessness. Yet, many of us contribute to this lawlessness. Have you tried driving in Manila? Have you crossed EDSA as a pedestrian? All of us, not only our politicians, need to be reformed. To have genuine reform Jesus said, “I am the way…”

26 T – Track Record What qualities should I look for?
Look for your candidate’s track record in a previously held public office, or if he/she is entering politics for the first time, consider how this candidate has proven himself/herself in his chosen profession or area of expertise before running for office. You need to also be informed about your candidate’s track record in the other points of the guidelines I have just explained to you. Do you see a good pattern of righteous governance, integrity, giftedness and heart? If you do, then your candidate is one leader you should vote for and support.

27 What is the value of your vote?
equal chance for a vote, whether rich or poor guaranteed opportunity to participate It is priceless!

28 Your vote will mean: better services from the executive
better policies and laws from the legislative a brighter future for us, Filipinos

29 What must we do? Pray Go out and register or revalidate your registration Encourage your friends to register and to revalidate their registration Help educate your friends to Vote RIGHT. Vote RIGHT Watch the count, be a Poll Watcher

30 How to be a Advocate? Be a registered VoteRIGHT facilitator!
Visit our booth Be a registered VoteRIGHT facilitator! Get a free VoteRIGHT Survival Kit For more inquiries call… Arlene Ang

31 “The best way for evil to triumph is for good men
to do nothing.” Voters Education Program National Youth Commission And

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