CONVERSATION: Things to know before you cast that one party-list vote
MANILA, Philippines – On May 9, voters will choose new sets of leaders, including organizations that will earn seats through the party list.
Voters will choose one from among the 115 party-list groups on the official ballot. The winning groups earn a seat or a maximum of 3 seats in the House of representatives according to the number of votes each organization garners.
For 2016, a total of 59 seats are assigned to party-list nominees.
The system of electing representatives through the party list was introduced in the 1987 Constitution as a way of increasing minority and sectoral representation in Congress. Any party, group, or coalition receiving at least 2% of the votes cast in the exercis wins a seat, and can win a maximum of 3 seats.
A week before election day, the spotlight has so far been on presidential and vice presidential candidates. If you're one of the voters who have neglected studying the party-list campaign this season, join Rappler's conversation on how you can make that one vote in the party-list election count.
In our conversation on Monday, May 2, at 6 pm, we will discuss the following:
- Marginal sector representation through party lists
- Party list system as "shortcut" in Congress?
- Women and gender quota among parties
- Political dynasties, name recall and closed-list representation
Use the hashtag #PHvote. You only have one vote. – Rappler.com
Learn more about the Philippine party-list system:
- 8 things you need to know about the party list
- Which organizations are joining the party list | 2016 Elections
- 2016 party-list nominees: Taking a 'shortcut' to Congress?
- PH party list: Making it more representative
- Party list: Who gets to choose candidates?
- Zipper system: How to get more women elected
Who won in the 2016 Philippine elections?
Check out the 2016 official election results through the link below:
- 2016 official election results for Presidential, Vice Presidential, Senatorial, and Party list elections
Check out the 2016 unofficial election results for the national and local races through the links below
- 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections
- 2016 Philippine Vice Presidential Elections
- 2016 Philippine Senatorial Elections
- 2016 Philippine Congressional Elections
- 2016 Party List Elections
- 2016 Philippine Local Elections