COMELEC: Honoraria, Allowances, Service Credits for poll 2019 workers
Because public school teachers are no longer required to do election duties, the Comelec can appoint volunteers to electoral boards of the May 13, 2019 general election.
The volunteers will be named by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), through local election officers, and will be paid honoraria and covered by some benefits. They will watch over paper-based automated election system using the Vote Counting Machines for the 13 May 2019 National and Local Elections.
Each electoral board has a chairperson, a poll clerk, and a member, further assisted by Department of Education Supervisor Officials (DESOs) and support staff.
Entitlement of Honoraria. Travel Allowance and Communication Allowance, Service Credits and Other Benefits.
The Chairperson and members of the EB, the DESO and the respective Support Staff shall be entitled to the corresponding honoraria.
The Chairman and members of the EB, the DESO and the respective support staff shall be entitled to a travel allowance of One Thousand Pesos P1,000 each.
C. Communication Allowance
The DESO Technical Support Staff shall be entitled to a communication allowance of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000) each.
D. Service Credit
A minimum of five (5) days service credit shall accrue to all government officials and employees serving as EB, DESO and Support Staff.
The allowances need to be distributed within 15 days from the date of the election.
The volunteers will be named by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), through local election officers, and will be paid honoraria and covered by some benefits.
What does it take to be an electoral board member?
The Comelec resolution does not name what kind of professionals can be appointed to the board in the absence of teachers.