Lawful Election Propaganda, Resolution No. 9615 of “FAIR ELECTION ACT”

SECTION 6. Lawful Election Propaganda. – Election propaganda, whether on television or cable television, radio, newspaper or any other medium, is hereby allowed for all parties and for all bona fide candidates seeking national and local elective positions subject to the limitation on authorized expenses of candidates and parties, observation of truth in advertising, and to the supervision and regulation by the Commission.

Lawful election propaganda shall include:

  1. Pamphlets, leaflets, cards, decals, stickers or other written or printed materials the size of which does not exceed eight and one-half inches (8 ½”) in width and fourteen inches (14”) in length;
  2. Handwritten or printed letters urging voters to vote for or against any particular political party or candidate for public office;
  3. Posters made of cloth, paper, cardboard or any other material, whether framed or posted, with an area not exceeding two feet (2′) by three feet (3′);
  4. Streamers not exceeding three feet (3’) by eight feet (8’) in size displayed at the site and on the occasion of a public meeting or rally.  Said streamers may be displayed five (5) days before the date of the meeting or rally and shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after said meeting or rally;
  5. Mobile units, vehicles motorcades of all types, whether engine or manpower driven or animal drawn, with or without sound systems or loud speakers and with or without lights;

SECTION 9. Requirements and/or Limitations on the Use of Election Propaganda through Mass Media. – All parties and bona fide candidates shall have equal access to media time and space for their election propaganda during the campaign period subject to the following requirements and/or limitations:

  1. Broadcast Election Propaganda
For Candidates/Registered Political parties for a National Elective Position Not more than an aggregate total of one hundred (120) minutes of television advertising, whether appearing on national, regional, or local, free or cable television, and one hundred eighty (180) minutes of radio advertising, whether airing on national, regional, or local radio, whether by purchase or donation.
For Candidates/Registered Political parties for a Local Elective Position Not more than an aggregate total of sixty (60) minutes of television advertising, whether appearing on national, regional, or local, free or cable television, and ninety (90) minutes of radio advertising, whether airing on national, regional, or local radio, whether by purchase or donation.
  1. Printed or Published Election Propaganda
In broadsheets One fourth (1/4) page
In tabloids One half (1/2) page
  1. Online Election Propaganda
    Name Width/pixels Height/pixels Aspect Ratio
    Rectangles and Pop-ups
    Medium 300 250 1.2
    Square Pop-up 250 250 1
    Vertical Rectangle 240 400 1.67
    Large Rectangle 336 280 1.2
    Rectangle 180 150 1.2
    3:1 Rectangle 300 100 3
    Pop-Under 7.20 300 2.4
    Banners and Buttons
    Full Banner 468 60 7.8
    Half Banner 234 60 3.9
    Micro-Bar 88 31 2.84
    Button 1 120 90 1.33
    Button 2 120 60 2
    Vertical Banner 120 240 2
    Square Button 125 125 1
    Leaderboard 728 90 8.09
    Skyscrapers
    Wide skyscraper 160 600 3.75
    Skyscraper 120 600 5
    Half-Page ad 300 600 2

 

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