Posted July 14, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas
Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has declared July 20 as “National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities.”
According to Malay COMELEC Officer II, Elma Cahilig, “The Comelec en banc granted the request of the National Council on Disability Affairs.”
The poll body’s resolution has affirmed its commitment to include the PWDs in national and local elections.
With this, election officers nationwide are directed to provide accessible registration venue within their area of jurisdiction in coordination with the organizations of persons with disabilities, in accordance with pertinent provision of Comelec Resolution No. 9853.
Comelec Resolution No. 9853 provides for the “Rules and Regulations on the Resumption of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters, Validation and Updating of Registration Records for the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and other Registration Policies.”
Meanwhile, Malay COMELEC Office is open for registrants during office hours from 8am to 5pm.
To those who wish to register, a valid ID, particularly a government issued ID, and certificate of live birth are the requirements.