Registration to open on July

THOSE who want to vote in the next elections may register before their local Commission on Elections (Comelec) voters registration venues next month.

In an interview last Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Acting Cebu Provincial Elections Supervisor Jerome Brillantes said the registration for voters may resume on July 12, or a month after the election period for the May 13 elections ended.

The election period officially ended last Wednesday, June 12.

“(But) we’re still waiting for the Comelec en banc to issue a resolution on the matter. We will still continue to cascade through media about the registration because we always experience a habitual problem of people flocking to the registration centers on the last day,” Brillantes said.

The Comelec may resume voter registration on July for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in 2020.

Interested registrants will have to bring a valid identification card while those who recently turned 18 years old must also bring a birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

During the May 13 elections, some 1,735,119 voters trooped to polling precincts in Cebu, or 80.37 percent of the province’s 2,158,895 registered voters.

The number, though, excludes voters from highly urbanized cities Cebu and Lapu-Lapu.

An earlier report revealed that based on the records from the Comelec, this year’s midterm elections saw more voters compared to the 1,629,553 who cast their votes in the 2016 presidential elections and the 1,446,114 who voted in the 2013 midterm elections. (RTF)


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