HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 5 no. 1 (2013)

Voters’ Participation to the Election Activities in Urban Communities in Ozamiz City, Philippines

Anna C. Bocar

Discipline: Political Science, Governance



The choice of the people for their representatives or leaders plays a significant role for the development, progress and general welfare of people in a certain community. The selection of political leaders by people represents the very basis of democratic governance. Voting is a highly valued political activity. Political participation is an avenue for the people to have their representatives. The purpose of this study is to determine the level of interest of the electorate to participate in the election activities like to vote, attend political rallies of candidates to listen their platforms, plan to join groups working for orderly and clean elections, put up posters for politicians, actively campaign for a political candidate, watch the counting of votes as a private citizen, watchers for a political candidate, be the member of the Board of Election Inspectors. The descriptive - co relational method was utilized in this study. Our study indicates that there is no significant relationship between males’ and females’ level of participation to the election activities as determined by them.