• Registration for barangay, SK elections starts Monday

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    Registration for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on October 28 starts Monday.

    “This is just 10 days, so please register as early as possible,” Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said on Saturday.

    Jimenez said Comelec will maximize the registration period by opening the Offices of Election Officers (OEOs) even on weekends.

    “You can register during weekends, particularly Saturday and Sunday. So students and employees, in particular, should not worry since they can register on those days,” he said.

    Registrants should be at least 18 years old, a resident of the Philippines for at least one year and a resident of the place where he intends to vote for at least six months before Election Day.

    Applicants for the Barangay polls must 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.

    Applicants for the youth council registration must be a Filipino citizen; between 15 and 18 years old on Election Day and residing in the barangay for at least six months on Election Day.

    SK registrants must 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.

    JOHANNA M. SAMPAN

     

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