An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday urged the public to make time for the voter registration that will start on July 22.
Spokesman James Jimenez also gave reminders that the registration for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will be held in their respective
barangay and SK offices.
“There shall be no satellite registrations. Let us not wait for it. Registration shall be in Comelec offices,” Jimenez said through his Twitter account, (@jabjimenez).
“In seven days, voter registration will resume throughout the country,” he added.
The poll body set the registration period on July 22 to July 31 at the Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) of the district, city, municipality, where the applicant resides.
Qualified Filipino registrants should be at least 18 years old or older on Election Day; a resident of the Philippines for at least one year before Election Day; a resident of the place where he intends to vote for at least six months immediately prior to Election Day; and not disqualified by law.
Registration applicants for the Barangay polls are asked to present any document from their current office, postal, student, senior citizen, SSS/GSIS, Integrated Bar of the Philippines’, NBI clearance, driver’s license, passport and Professional Regulation Commission license.
Meanwhile, for the youth council registration, one must be a Filipino citizen; at least 15 years old but less than 18 years old on Election Day; residing in the barangay for at least six months on Election Day; and not disqualified by law.
SK registrants are asked to present any of their Certificate of Live Birth, Baptismal Certificate, School Records or any other document that will establish his identity and other qualifications, except for Community Tax Certificates (cedulas) or certification from the Barangay.
At least 740,000 voters for the barangay elections and about two million for youth council are expected to register for the October 28 polls.
Johanna M. Sampan