City COMELEC bares schedule of activities for 2016 elections

The city election officer of Puerto Princesa City bared the calendar of activities for the coming 2016 national and local elections

City election officer Ferdinand Bermejo said that based on based Resolution Number 9981, setting the calendar of activities for the next national and local elections on May 9, 2016.


October 12, 2015- last day for overseas voters to apply for transfer of registration records from the overseas registry to the local registry, last day to file petition for exclusion of an overseas voter from the National Registry of Overseas Voters.


October 12 to 16, 2015- Voter registration will be temporarily suspended to give way for the filing of certificates of candidacies.


October 31, 2015-last day of registration and biometrics validation for local and overseas voters.


March 7, 2016- last day to avail and apply for local absentee voting (for police, military, government officials performing election duties, and media personnel).


September 12 to 30, 2015-holding of political conventions by political parties to select and nominate official candidates for all elective positions.


October 12 to 16, 2015- filing of certificates of candidacy of national and local bets for all positions, from President to municipal councilor.


December 5, 2015- last day to conduct the raffle of accredited party-list organizations to determine their order of listing on the official ballot


January 10 to June 8, 2016 – election period


Bermejo reminded voters who have not yet validated their biometrics registration that they only have until October 31 as there will be no extensions.


“If you have no biometrics you will not be allowed to vote,” he said.

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