THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has posted its certified list of voters as required by Resolution 9634, 10 weeks before the May elections.
In Cebu City, over half a million voters are registered.
The south district’s voters outnumber those in the north by more than 51,000, even if there are more barangays in the north (46) than in the south (34).
There are 248,292 registered voters of the north district and 299,389 voters of the south district.
The south has 1,720 established precincts and 321 clustered precincts while the north district has 271 clustered precincts and 1,359 established precincts.
Comelec Cebu City North District Election Officer Marchel Sarno said the noted political groups in Cebu City have been given notices about the official lists of voters posted at the Comelec.
These political groups are Kugi Uswag Sugbo (Kusug), Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) and Team Rama.
Of the three, only Kusug is an official party but Sarno said BOPK and Team Rama have been recognized as dominant political groups in Cebu City.
Congressional candidate for the north district Florencio Villarin, a former regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation, went to the Comelec to seek a copy of the voters list. He received it.
In Resolution 9634, the Comelec said the certified list of voters was supposed to have been posted last Feb. 12, but because they still had to complete their supplies, this was postponed to Feb. 28.
The next activity for Comelec is the training of the members of the board of election inspectors (BEIs).
Around 1,500 teachers will undergo a seminar on the conduct of the elections starting this Friday until March 27.
The seminar will be done by group.
It will be conducted by Comelec in conjunction with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Sarno explained that every BEI should have at least one DOST-certified member.
The certification will be on the actual handling of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine.
The seminar will include an examination and hands-on training on the use of the PCOS machine. DOST personnel will rate actual handling of PCOS machines.