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.
COMELEC-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)