Comelec opens voter registration

Comelec is announcing its satellite registrations in Puerto Princesa City and the island towns of Culion and Linapacan.

The Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced Tuesday, November 14, it has started satellite registrations in Puerto Princesa City and the island towns of Culion and Linapacan.

This is part of Comelec’s continuing effort to reach out to the broadest number of qualified citizens in connection with the ongoing voter registration process for the May 14, 2018 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Barangay synchronized polls.

In Puerto Princesa City, offsite registration will be held in China Town from Nov. 15-16.

In Culion town, registrations will be conducted in the following schools: Luac Elementary School, Nov. 15-17; Alava Elementary School, Nov. 18-20; Binudac Elementary School, Nov. 21-22; and Kabel-Kabel Day Care Center, Nov. 23-24.

In Linapacan town, it will be spearheaded in San Miguel Elementary School on Nov. 24-25 and San Nicholas Elementary School on Nov. 27.

According to Provincial Comelec spokesman Jomel Ordas, registrations in the aforesaid satellite drives will be accommodated from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“All kinds of voter application (SK and Barangay polls) will be accepted except for the transfer of registration records,” he said in an advisory sent to the media.

Ordas reminded applicants to bring a valid government ID, and/or a valid school or library ID (for students).

The Comelec has resumed on Nov. 6  the continuing voter registration nationwide for the said joint polls. Since last week, the Provincial Comelec has recorded 658 new registrants for 18 years old and above, and 169 new registrants for 15 to 17 years old.

Ordas urged applicants to take advantage of the satellite registration drives for them not to visit local Comelec offices to register during the voter registration period that will run until Nov. 30.

The synchronized polls were originally slated on October 23, but were postponed with the signing of Republic Act 10592 rescheduling the said elections in May 2018.


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