THE Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) office in Dumaguete City, starting February 12, will post the certified list of voters who are registered for the May 13 midterm elections.
Lawyer Gildu Agoncillo, city election officer, said Tuesday, January 15, these list will be posted in the barangay halls and at the Comelec office in Dumaguete.
“I appeal to the public to not wait for the last minute to check on this because it would be a waste of time searching for their names on the lists, especially during election day,” Agoncillo said.
He urged registered voters to verify their precinct assignments for the upcoming polls as they may no longer be assigned to the same precinct as in previous elections.
There are changes in the voting precinct assignments because the number of clustered precincts have also been changed, he said.
“A registered voter may have been transferred to a different clustered precinct this time and may no longer be assigned to the same ‘classroom’ in the previous elections,” Agoncillo added.
Although he could no longer recall the number of clustered precincts in the previous elections, Agoncillo said that it has been reduced to only 104 this time.
The total registered number of voters in Dumaguete City has reached 89,191, he added.
Meanwhile, Agoncillo said it is not certain yet whether the poll body will resume its online verification, although he noted that this is helpful to registered voters who want to search for their assigned voting precincts. (PNA)