BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA) — The Commission on Elections is reminding the public that the deadline for the voter registration for the May 13, 2019 national and local elections is this coming Saturday, September 29.
COMELEC Baguio Election Officer John Paul Martin said that COMELEC has given ample time for voter registration after its resumption on July 2, 2018 just after the assumption of the newly elected barangay officials.
“The COMELEC already gave two months for voter registration and filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the upcoming National and Local Elections also have been set, therefore there will be no voter registration extension,” Martin said.
Martin is appealing to would- be- registrants to proceed to the various COMELEC municipal and city offices and register now as there would no longer extension.
Aside from new registration, applications for transfer/transfer with reactivation, reactivation, change/correction of entry and inclusion/reinstatement of records in the list of voters are also accepted.
Registrants should bring birth certificates, marriage certificates and government issued IDs or valid IDs such as student, employee, postal, senior citizen’s ID, driver’s license, TIN, NBI clearance, passport, SSS/GSIS/UMID, IBP and PRC ID.
Cedula, homeowner’s ID, barangay and police clearances are not acceptable.
Martin said that in the past weeks, the COMELEC has been conducting offsite registration in malls, schools, barangay halls, and social welfare centers to encourage more voters to register particularly the vulnerable sectors such as senior citizens and persons with disabilities including the youth.
Mall registration is more convenient and accessible to a greater number of registrants while satellite registration activities are held mostly in barangay halls and catered primarily to registrants living in the immediate vicinity.
This is in keeping with the COMELEC’s commitment to promoting a gender sensitive registration system which is inclusive, participatory, and non-discriminatory while giving preference to members of vulnerable sectors.
In Baguio City, Martin said that at least 10,000 individuals are expected to register until the deadline on September 29, 2018. (JDP/RMC-PIA CAR)
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