Comelec opts to let delisted teachers serve-A A +A
Thursday, October 21, 2010
DUE to the possible shortage of public school teachers who will serve in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Elections will allow teachers whose registration records were deactivated to serve as board of election tellers.
This will ensure the smooth flow of the polls, said Cebu City north district election officer Atty. Marchel Sarno.
However, Sarno told Sun.Star Cebu that there will only be few delisted teachers in the city who will serve during the Oct. 25 elections since most teachers are registered voters.
Delisted teachers were also allowed to serve during the May 10 national and local elections to address the shortage of teachers.
For the barangay elections, there will be at least 4,741 public school teachers who will serve as board of election inspectors, administrators and support staff in the 1,437 clustered precincts in the city.
Meanwhile, both Sarno and south district election officer Atty. Edwin Cadungog conducted a briefing for the public school teachers yesterday. Election manuals were also distributed.
“This is just to refresh their memories because the last barangay elections was in 2007 yet,” Sarno said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 21, 2010.