Voter turnout has been on the average of 76% for the past two decades. It tends to go up slightly higher when it’s time to vote for the president and vice-president or during the national elections every six years.
With the 2022 polls coming up, the Commission on Elections has recently released the number of elective positions. A total of 325 national positions and 17,762 local positions are for the taking this coming elections.
May 2019 senatorial candidates who spent more on TV advertisements earned better chances at winning a seat in the Senate.
A total of 44,549,848 Filipinos turned out to vote in the 2016 national elections. Out of this number, 16,601,997 voted for Rodrigo R. Duterte, which led him to becoming the 16th president of the Philippines.
Some politicians and potential candidates for the 2022 elections are taking advantage of this and have started utilizing the digital platform for name recall. These social media ads, after all, are not considered premature campaigning due to a legal loophole. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, a possible re-electionist, is found to have spent over P4.5 million on Facebook ads alone.
Progressive Party-List Representatives from the Makabayan Bloc in the House of Representatives, 2001-present
Progressive party-list organizations’ first foray into electoral politics was in 2001, after the second People Power uprising or EDSA Dos that forced President Joseph Estrada from power in January of that year. Later that year, Bayan Muna swept the party-list polls, taking the maximum three seats in the 12th Congress. The Duterte administration, however, has revived and intensified such attacks, engaging in a massive vilification campaign on the ground and on social media.
The island of Sumatra is the region with the highest level of reporting on money politics in the 2019 simultaneous regional head elections. Based on data from the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) listed on the Datatalk.asia website, the number of reports related to money politics reached 147 cases representing 7.3 percent of the total reports violations in Sumatra. Thus, almost a third of the 550 political-related reports nationally occurred in western Indonesia. While the Kalimantan region occupies the second position with the number of reports on money politics reaching 6.4 percent, followed by Sulawesi 5.3 percent.
Election organizers (local election commissions) outside Java topped the list of complaints regarding neutrality issues during the 2020 regional head election process. Of the 270 regions that took part in the simultaneous regional elections at that time, organizers in North Sumatra are known most widely reported to the Honor Council Election (DKPP). There were at least 66 cases out of 415 complaints made by organizers throughout the area. Followed by the organizer from Papua with 44 complaints and South Sulawesi with 25 complaints.
The 2020 simultaneous regional elections were joined by approximately 1,434 regional leader candidates or 737 candidate pairs. Out of the number, only 157 women candidates ran for office as a regional leader or deputy leader, accounting for only 10.6 percent of the complete candidate's list.
Among the campaign promises, for Pakatan Harapan one of the political coalitions for Malaysia's 14th General Elections was to have 30% representation by women. Overall however all major political parties fell far short of this figure when submitting candidates.