The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is prepared for final minute purposes for registration for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls set on October 23.
With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista mentioned they’re anticipating many individuals to troop to the Offices of Election Officers (OEOs) nationwide within the final three days of the registration interval which is about to finish on April 29.
“That is really our usual problem. We already know that there will be many last minute applicants,” he added.
At the identical time, Bautista known as on the general public to not wait for the final day of the registration to keep away from lengthy queues.
“Please let us not wait for the last minute on the last day before registering,” the ballot physique chief mentioned.
The registration interval for the village and youth polls began final November 7, 2016 and can final till April 29, 2017.
Latest information from the Comelec confirmed that it has already obtained 2,174,601 purposes for registration.
On the opposite hand, Bautista mentioned they’re anticipating a rise within the ultimate figures as a result of of those that will register within the final days of the registration interval.
“I think that we’re happy with the 2.1 million but we still expect the number going up because of the last minute applicants,” he added.
Meanwhile, the the Comelec – Education and Information Department (EID) shall be visiting a number of OEOs within the nation to verify on voter registration actions.
“It is critical that the Commission tries to amplify and disseminate the motivation of people, who are in line for voter registration, so as to encourage those that haven’t registered yet,” mentioned Comelec – EID Director James Jimenez in a press release.
Among the registration facilities which are scheduled to be visited are OEOs of San Pascual, Bauan, and Batangas City in Batangas on Wednesday; OEO of Taguig City and the People’s Center City Hall in Muntinlupa City on Thursday; and a few cities in Pangasinan on Friday.