Comelec-Davao opens satellite registration

DAVAO. Hundreds of Dabawenyos from the three congressional districts troop to the Commission on Elections office at Magsaysay Park in Davao City during yesterday’s first day of the voter’s registration. (Photo by Macky Lim)

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Davao encourages Dabawenyos to maximize their satellite registration to avoid rushing in during the deadline of the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) registration.

Comelec started accepting registration of new voters and other voter-related registration in preparation for the next election last August 1 until September 30.

Comelec election officer Jerry Mujal said they will be catering to different transactions such as registration, transfer of registration record, change/correction of entries, reactivation of registration record, inclusion of registration record and reinstatement of name in the list of voters.

“The purpose of this satellite registration is to give convenience to our people so they won’t have to go here at our office here at Magsaysay (Park),” Mujal said.

Mujal said that satellite registration is pursuant to Comelec Resolution 10549 which aims to “ensure wider voters’ participation”, along with extensive and massive information and education campaign.

Meanwhile, Comelec has updated the date and venue of its satellite registration schedule as of August 15.

For first district: August 27 (38-D Brgy. Hall), August 28 (39-D Brgy. Hall), August 29 (Langub Brgy. Hall), August 30 (Magtuod Brgy. Hall), September 2 (31-D Brgy. Hall), September 3 (2-A Brgy. Hall), September 4 (Matina Aplaya Brgy. Hall), September 5 (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Ma-a City Jail), September 6 (Bago Aplaya Brgy. Hall), September 9 (Gaisano Mall Atrium, Bajada), September 10 (Catalunan Grande Brgy. Hall), September 11 (19-B Brgy. Hall), September 12 (5-A Brgy. Hall), September 13 (Baliok Brgy. Hall), September 16 (SM City Davao), September 17 (Bago Gallera Brgy. Hall), September 18 (Catalunan Pequeño Brgy. Hall), September 19 (Matina Crossing Brgy. Hall), September 20 (Talomo Poblacion Brgy. Hall), and September 21 (Ateneo de Davao University Main Campus).

For second district: August 27 (Lapu-Lapu Brgy. Hall), August 28 and 29 (Brgy. Pampanga Hall), and August 30 (Brgy. Mudlang Hall).

And for the third district: August 27 (Brgy. Toril Poblacion Hall), August 28 (Brgy. Lubogan, Toril Hall), August 29 (Brgy. Alambre, Toril Hall). August 30 (Brgy. Baguio Proper Hall), and August 31 (Brgy. Sirib, Calinan Hall).

Meanwhile there will be no registration at the Magsaysay Park office on the said dates per district.

Applications may be filed from Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Office of the Election Officer or any satellite registration site in the locality where the registrant resides.

The Comelec office was open during the Kadayawan holidays and other special holidays to cater to more applicants

Comelec election officer in the city Krisna Caballero said, in a previous report, they no longer accept cedula and police clearance as proof of identity. Meanwhile, live birth certificate will only valid for SK elections.

Caballero said they will only honor valid IDs such as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) certificates, and employee’s ID.

She said they are expecting more applicants despite a short period of time.

Davao City recorded a total of 964,604 registered voters last 2019 midterm elections. (RGL)


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