Republic Act No. 9340 mandates that synchronized elections for the Barangay and SK elections to be held on the last Monday of October after three years. There are 630,375 positions to be decided on Election Day in 42,095 barangays (Villages) across the Philippines. However, the elections have been postponed in several areas due to damage caused by Typhoon Megi (Juan) while in the provinces of Isabela, Cagayan and Kalinga where voting will start early from 6 AM to 2 PM instead of the normal voting hours from 7 AM to 3 PM.
The Commission on Elections has delivered the needed election paraphernalia to the voting areas on October 24, 2010, although there are areas were the materials were delivered late. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has heightened security in the lead-up to the polls and has placed it on full alert. Cases of election-related violence has reduced since 2007, with 29 incidents recorded since the nationwide gun ban on September 25, 2010.
Proposal to abolish the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan
The Department of Interior and Local Government has issued a list of officials who have served multiple-terms which prohibited under the law, more commonly known as "multiple termers". Under COMELEC Resolution No. 9077, the Barangay Boards of Canvassers (BBOC) will suspend the proclamation of these candidates based on the list given. The COMELEC says that it will file charges of election disqualification and criminal charges if a candidate is proven as a multiple-termer. There are currently 4,433 barangay officials prohibited from running in the election and can only serve for three consecutive terms.