BAGUIO

Comelec increases daily registration quota

TO ACCOMMODATE more voter registrations, the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Baguio will increase its daily quota.

Lawyer John Paul Martin, Comelec Baguio election supervisor, said they will increase the number of daily registrants after observing the piling up of online bookers.

"From a daily number of 50 registrants last September, we will be increasing the number to 75 to accommodate the expected number of daily registrants. We have also received good reviews on our social media page which is one of the basis on why we will be increasing the number of online bookings," Martin said.

Comelec is also planning to conduct offsite registration provided that an area has been cleared from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases.

"As to offsite registration, it is still suspended in general but for places where there are zero Covid cases for at least 14 days, we can conduct offsite registration provided there is proper coordination with local health authorities," Martin added.

Martin assured that once the health pandemic situation normalizes, Comelec will look into conducting offsite registration in identified areas in the city.

"Once the city would normalize, we will conduct offsite registration in schools, universities, malls, churches in addition to barangay satellite registrations. We have ample time to do it before the September 2021 deadline," Martin added.

Comelec continues to remind prospective registrants to undergo booking procedures to be given their scheduled date of biometrics procedures.

Martin said prospective registrants should download and fill up the voters registration and health certification forms from the commission's web and Facebook page, before proceeding to the Comelec office which is open for Tuesday until Saturday starting at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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