Comelec-Davao to establish satellite voters’ registration

Photo by Mark Perandos/SunStar Davao file
Photo by Mark Perandos/SunStar Davao file

THE satellite registration for the barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan election begins this week and until the end of January in select parts of Davao City, according to the Commission on Elections in Davao Region (Comelec-Davao).

For First District residents, the satellite registration site is located at SM City Davao from January 21 to 31

The satellite registration site at SM City Davao in Ecoland was the first to open on January 21 and will operate until January 31. This satellite site will cater exclusively to residents coming from the First District.

For the Second District residents, satellite registration is at SM Lanang Premier for January 24 to 27 and January 30 to 31.

Lastly, for Third District Residents, sites are at Gaisano Grand Mall in Calinan on January 24 to 25, Tamugan National High School on January 26, and Calinan National High School on January 27.

The nationwide deadline for registration is on Tuesday, January 31.

Comelec-Davao assistant regional director Atty. Gay Enumerables said on Tuesday, January 24 that the Comelec office at Magsaysay Park is open on Saturday, January 28 for walk-in registrations.

Enumerables said that Comelec-Davao did not set a specific target number for the registration but added that a lot have already registered for the upcoming local polls.

“Since pag start sa January, ubay-ubay gyod ang nag register (Many have already registered since January began). Ang third district ang highest sa district. Usahay muabot sila 1,000 a day (The third district is the highest among the district. Sometimes they even reach 1,000 registrations in a day),” she said during an interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio.

However, they mostly target senior high school students who are at least 15 years old since they are already eligible to vote in the SK elections.

Those 30 years old or below on the day of the elections can also vote for SK.

For local or barangay polls, eligible voters are 18 years old and above.

Initially, the barangay and SK election was scheduled on December 2022 but was moved to October of this year. ICM


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