The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the Interim Guidelines on the Conduct of SPG/SSG Elections for School Year 2021-2022 Under the New Normal that will be implemented nationwide by public elementary and secondary schools for the said school year.
Attached herewith is Enclosure No. 2 of the Interim Guidelines on Student Government Elections for School Year 2021-2022 Under the New Normal – Homeroom Class Organization Elections (Digital).
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CLASSROOM LEVEL ELECTIONS (VIRTUAL)
I. Announcement of Elections
a. Coordination of SPG/SSG COMELEC with Class Advisers
The SPG/SSG COMELEC shall announce the conduct of Homeroom Class Organization Elections and schedule of activities amongst Class Advisers.
b. Announcement of Homeroom Class Organization Elections amongst Learners
The Class Adviser shall send election notice and schedule of activities to the learners through the online platform/s being utilized by the class.
c. Distribution of Election Application Packets (EAP)
Together with the election notice, the Classroom Adviser shall also send and include the EAP to the learners which they will complete and accomplish (learners who signify interest to run).
EAP is comprised of the following:
- Certificate of Candidacy (Enclosure No. 6.1)
- Intent to Run
II. Filing and Evaluation of EAP
a. Submission of EAP
The candidate shall submit the accomplished and completed EAP to the Class Adviser using an official email address (the only email address that the candidate will use for the entire process of the elections, email not the same from the previously used email will not be valid).
b. Endorsement of Submitted EAPs
Upon submission of EAP, the Class Adviser shall endorse it to the COMELEC.
c. Evaluation of EAPs
The COMELEC shall evaluate the accomplished EAP of each candidate and shall decide on the approval or disapproval of his or her application.
III. Consolidation of Election Paraphernalia Per Section
The Election Paraphernalia is comprised of the following:
- Official List of Candidates
- Introductory Profile (from Intent to Run)
- Official Ballot via online form
The COMELEC shall collect and collate candidates’ information from the submitted Intent to Run and create an Introductory Profile of each candidate of a section. Accordingly, they shall finalize and come up with the election’s Official List of Candidates per section. This will be a tool and basis of voter’s selection decision. Finally, the elections’ official ballot via online form will be included in the Election Paraphernalia.
IV. Announcement of the Final List of Official Candidates and Online Distribution of Election Paraphernalia
The COMELEC shall announce and send the Official List of Candidates in each section to respective Class Adviser together with all the components of the Election Paraphernalia. The Class Adviser will then send the list and paraphernalia to all the learners of the section.
V. Election Proper
e. Start of Elections
The created online form of the COMELEC will serve as the election’s official ballot per class. The link will be sent to the learners 15 minutes before the start of the elections. The student – voters shall carefully follow the instructions in the online official ballot and cast their votes.
VI. Proclamation of Winners
a. Validation of Official Results
The COMELEC shall validate the official results and come up with official list of school’s newly – elected Homeroom Class Organization officers of the school year, signed and proclaimed by the COMELEC Adviser and approved by the School Principal.
b. Announcement of Newly Elected Officers
The results of the elections shall be disseminated and forwarded to the learners of each section by the Class Adviser virtually.