Comelec: More than 4 million unclaimed voter IDs

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Sunday, January 12, 2014


THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported that there are more than four million unclaimed voter IDs.

In an interview, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said that 4.5 million voter IDs have not been claimed in the different local Comelec offices in the country.

The figure, he said was based on the initial reports submitted to the poll body by election officers.

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"So far based on the 80 percent that already submitted, it's more than four million," he said.

Jimenez added, "There are still areas yet to submit their report so it’s still incomplete.”

The Comelec official noted that they will release early this week a more complete detail regarding the IDs.

On Saturday, the poll body opened a help line on social media, through their Twitter account @Comelec, for queries on the IDs.

"For assistance in finding and claiming voter IDs, please tweet @Comelec with #VoterIDKo," Jimenez said in his Twitter account, @jabjimenez.

The public may also check the printing status of their IDs through the Comelec website www.comelec.gov.ph through its Precinct Finder and ID Printing Status Checker feature.

Jimenez said a voter ID is government-issued and given full faith by commercial establishments, including banks. (HDT/Sunnex)

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