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The provincial office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said there are now about 44,000 newly-registered voters in Palawan based on the registration they conducted from August 1 to September 30.

Jomel Ordas, spokesperson of the provincial COMELEC said Wednesday the voter’s turn out in Palawan is still subject for approval before it may be added to the final voter’s list.

He said that the Election Registration Board (ERB) hearing is set on October 21.

“The names and the applications such as new registrations, transfer from other city or municipality, transfer and reactivation are subject for approval. Once approved by the ERB, they will be added to the final list of voters,” he said.

Ordas said they will still continue with their preparations for the Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan (BSKE) 2020 elections pending the passing of a law that will postpone it.

“Wala naman [magiging problema doon] basta kung ano ‘yong nasa batas ‘yon lang ang i-implement ng COMELEC. Ipapatupad lang namin kung ano man ang existing o bagong election laws. Sa ngayon habang wala pa ang postponement tuloy lang ang COMELEC sa mga preparatory activities kagaya ng darating na voter registration,” Ordas said.

In July, President Rodrigo Duterte in his state of the nation address (SONA) urged Congress to postpone the May 2020 Barangay and October 2022 SK elections.


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