THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Bacolod City will hold a voter’s registration at the City Mall in Barangay Mandalagan today for the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.
City election registrar Mavil Majarucon-Sia said the registration will start from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they will accept registrants from aged 15 years old and up since there is an SK election.
She said registrants should bring valid government identification cards (ID) with picture and signature, original and photocopy of birth certificate. If their residence is not stated on the ID, they could bring a proof of their residence or billing statements like water or electric bills.
She added that it’s part of their requirement to hold a voter’s registration in mall.
Majarucon-Sia noted they already informed the officials of Barangay Bata and Mandalagan for the said activity.
The Comelec official said the City Mall earlier approached them to hold the voter’s registration at the mall.
She said on September 6, Comelec will also hold a voter’s registration in Taytung High School with Comelec director Frances Arabe.
She added that on September 23 to 30, the last day of the voter’s registration, will be held at the Bacolod Government Center Annex Building.
The registration will not be extended and on the last day of registration, they will accommodate those registrants in the area, Majarucon-Sia said.
From July this year, Comelec already registered about 500,000 voters in Bacolod, and they already deactivated a total of 42,000 registered voters who failed to cast their votes for two previous elections.
Majarucon-Sia said these are voters who failed to cast their votes in previous barangay and SK elections and in 2019 local and national elections.
The Comelec urged the registrants to register early to avoid overcrowding on the last day of the registration. (MAP)