ALMOST a hundred Mandaue City voters took advantage of the first day of voter’s registration at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Anna Fleur Gujilde, Mandaue City Comelec officer, clarified that the voter’s registration will be for national and local elections only. They still don’t accept registrants for the Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Gujilde said they will accommodate registrants who will be of legal age by May 9.
She said they plan to set up satellite voters registration centers in barangays for employees and students who cannot register during weekdays. She said they have informed barangay captains so her office can schedule the dates of registration.
Her office also tapped the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Office for Senior Citizens’ Affairs so detainees, the elderly and persons with disability can register.
Gujilde said the satellite centers will start accepting registrants by the middle of February.
Gujilde encouraged potential voters to register at their office located at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex. The office is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., she said.
“Hopefully, every day naay manganhi lang pud (people will come here every day) for a certain period kay sigurado magdasok na sa (so they don’t all crowd here at the) last minute,” said Gujilde.
Voter’s registration will be until Dec. 30, 2021. (KFD)