BAGUIO CITY – The Commission on Elections is set to resume voter registration next month for the 2019 midterm elections.
Baguio City Election Officer, lawyer John Paul Martin, said Comelec will resume biometric voter registration nationwide, except in Marawi City, from July 2 to September 29, 2018 in preparation for the 2019 national and local elections.
Comelec will accept applications for new registration, transfer/transfer with reactivation, reactivation, change/correction of entry and inclusion/reinstatement of records in the list of voters.
Martin explained that reactivation is for previously registered voters whose voting records have been deactivated for failure to vote in two consecutive national regular elections while Transfers are for previously registered voters who wish to transfer their registration records to a different city or municipality or to a different address within the same city or municipality.
Transfers with reactivation are for ‘deactivated’ voters who wish to transfer their registration records to a different city or municipality or to a different address within the same city or municipality.
Inclusion/Reinstatement of records in the list of voters applies to those who have been ordered by the Courts to be included in the list of voters (inclusion), or those who have recently reacquired their right to vote after having been stripped of political rights as a consequence of a conviction.
Martin said that registration shall be Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. He called on would be registrants to proceed to the COMELEC offices immediately as soon as the voter registration opens and not wait for the deadline since it would only be a three month period.
Would be registrants should bring a photo copy of student ID, employee ID, Postal ID, Senior citizens ID, Drivers License, BIR ID, NBI Clearance, Passport, SSS/GSIS ID, IBP ID and PRC ID.
A birth certificate is needed for change / correction of entries.
Comelec will also conduct satellite registrations during the said period and barangay officials or groups could write to the local COMELEC offices to request the conduct of the off-site registrations.By: PIA CAR