COMELEC reminds public of Oct.31 voters registration deadline

BAGUIO CITY —  With barely  two months before the October 31, 2015 voters registration deadline, the  Commission on Election (COMELEC) in the region  reminds  voters, especially those who have no biometric data  yet to visit  the COMELEC Office to have their biometrics taken  to be able to participate in the 2016  elections.

UntitledCOMELEC-Cordillera  Regional Director Julius Torres  announced in a  radio interview that even voters who voted in past elections but failed to submit themselves for validation or biometric data(digital photo, signature and fingerprints)  cannot vote in the 2016 elections.

Torres  urges Baguio City voters to take advantage of Comelec’s iRehistro project, an online application for registration, which was recently launched in the region. 

iRehistro shortens the registration process where aside from filling the forms on-line, registrants can also set the date and time they will go to the election office to submit their forms and have their biometrics taken. Registrants need to print three copies of the form in legal size bond paper.

Further, iRehistro will minimize queuing at Comelec offices and reduce the workload of personnel encoding the data.

To accomplish forms using iRehistro, voter applicants need  to  visit www.iRehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph to fill out and print three copies of the specified form in legal sized bond paper.

Filling out  the registration form  or having biometric data or does not automatically mean approval of one’s application. The application will still undergo approval of the Election Registration Board  which is done quarterly or four times a year, Torres said. (JDP/MAWC – PIA CAR)imagesHOT SPOTSSPEAK OUT

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