Barangay and SK voter registration starts today


The ten-day voter registration period begins Monday for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls in October.

The people have been urged to go to Comelec offices to register as a new voter, to reactivate, transfer, or correct details of their registration.

Comelec Commissioner Al Parreno said those whose registrations were deactivated due to failure to vote in two consecutive elections may re-register.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said the registration runs until July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

He said Comelec offices are also open during the weekends.

“Just listening to a SONA isn’t gonna do much. Voter registration is a more concrete way for you to have an effect on the state of the nation,” Jimenez said in his official Twitter account.

On the first day of registration, Jimenez said early reports they have been getting from field offices indicate that average number of applicants is in the 300 to 400 range.

Meanwhile, the filing of certificates of candidacy for the polls is schedule on October 15-17. The barangay and SK polls is scheduled on October 28. PNA


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