Elections for all seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines shall be held on May 9, 2016. It will be the 34th lower (or sole) house election. The winning candidates shall comprise the House's contingent in the 17th Congress of the Philippines that shall serve from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2019.
The House of Representatives elections will be a part of the 2016 general election where elections for President, Vice President, Senators, and all local officials, including those from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, will be held.
The Philippines uses parallel voting in its lower house elections. There are 292 seats in the House; 234 of these are district representatives, and 58 are party-list representatives. The law mandates that there should be 1 party-list representative for every 4 district representatives. If the number of districts increases to 236, another seat for a party-list representative shall be added. In that case, there shall be 295 seats. District representatives are elected under the plurality voting system from single-member districts. Party-list representatives are elected via the nationwide vote with a 2% "soft" election threshold, with a 3-seat cap. The party in the party-list election with the most number of votes usually wins 3 seats, the other parties with more than 2% of the vote 2 seats, and the parties with less than 2% of the vote winning a seat each if the 20% quota isn't met.
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