What you NEED to know about Elections 2013 (Fast Facts)

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

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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

Source: COMELEC/Inquirer.net