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The Commission on Elections’ (COMELEC) precinct finder is now online and accessible to the public.

The service, available on the official website of the governor, aims to help voters find their precincts ahead of the May 13 elections.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced on Friday that the voters can now officially access the Precinct Finder today.

The public can visit www.gov.ph/web/precinctfinder to check their voting precincts as well as their voter status provided that they filed up the required field items.

Eliseo Rio Jr., DICT acting secretary and chairperson of the COMELEC Advisory Council, called on voters to check their status ahead before the election day to avoid problems.

“We encourage voters to visit the Precinct Finder website in order to confirm their voter status and the location of the voting precinct before they vote on May 13 (Election Day),” he said in a press statement.

Rio also clarified that the visited link prior to the official announcement was only a test website, which was why there were some inconsistencies on the voter’s status.

Recently, Jomel Ordas, spokesperson of COMELEC-Palawan, said voters may also confirm their status in the polling precincts as early as possible.

He said that voters may also ask assistance to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) assistance desk to find their names and precinct number.

“Mas maganda na linggo palang macheck na nila kung saan na presinto sila kasi ang iba naman na teachers ay naglalagay na ng voter’s list. Pero kung hindi talaga maiwasan na mismong araw na sila bago maghanap ay pwede naman silang lumapit sa PPCRV, madali nilang mahanap ‘yan kasi trained sila doon,” Ordas said.

Palawan has a total of 677,185 registered voters including Puerto Princesa City which has 153, 871 voters.

For any issues related to the Precinct Finder, the public may email helpdesk@comelec.gov.ph.

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