Tuesday, May 6, 2014

COMELEC Registration for 2016 Elections, to start Tuesday

Posted May 5, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

The Commission on Election (COMELEC)’s registration for the 2016 Elections is to start tomorrow, a Tuesday.

According to COMELEC Officer II Elma Cahilig, voters can now register through the biometric system from May 6, 2014 to October 31st of2015.

The Biometric System will be used for fingerprinting and picture taking of voters and first time electorates before they will be a given a voter’s ID.

Meanwhile, a voter’s status can be considered “deactivated” if the said individual failed to vote even ones during the two elections in May and October 2013, thus they need to have their registrations re-activated and to fill up an affidavit for those who already had undergone the biometrics.

For transferees, Cahilig explained, the only need to visit the election office of the precinct they wish to transfer to and register at the Voter’s Registration Machine (VRM) for the biometrics, and the commission will tend to the cancelation of their old record.

Cahilig added that their office is open to those who wish to register during office hours from 8am to 5pm.
The requirement includes a valid ID, particularly government issued IDs and live birth certificate.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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