Thursday, July 29, 2021

Comelec notes over 100,000 downloads of mobile registration app

THERE have been more than 100,000 downloads of the mobile registration form app of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) just three days after it was launched.

"We are tracking the downloads. More than 100,000 downloads so far in the last three days," said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.

"Those are very good numbers. It is important to see that," he added.

However, these downloads have yet to translate to actual registrations.

Jimenez said they expect the effect of the mobile voter registration app to be felt in the numbers in the coming weeks.

"Later on, we are probably gonna feel the impact as the people start coming," he said.

"When you download, it doesn't mean you go out and register on the same day. A lot of people register after some time. We will see that impact downstream," he added.

The app allows the public to apply for voter registration by typing in the necessary information.

An encrypted QR (quick response) code will be generated once the user finishes providing all the required details.

The user may then visit the local Comelec office to have the QR Code scanned, and his or her biometrics taken.

The project is currently under pilot test in 575 cities and municipalities in the country. (HDT / SunStar Philippines)


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