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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Comelec Albay records 9,000 registrations for BKK elections

Julius Embile

LEGAZPI CITY, July 19 (PIA) – Since the start of the registration period last July 15 for the upcoming Barangay and ‘Katipunan ng Kabataan’ (KK) elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Albay province has recorded a total of 9,248 voters who have since enlisted.

According to Comelec Albay, as of July 18, it has recorded 6,624 new registrations for the KK voters, which are youths between the ages of 15 and 17. For the ‘regular voters’ or voters 18 years of age or above, the commission tallied a total of 2,074 registrations.

Comelec Albay also took into account 382 reactivations, for voters who had their registrations de-activated due to failure to vote for two consecutive elections. The total is also comprised of those who had registration updates, including 53 ‘change of name’ (for reasons like marriage), 34 entry corrections, and 81 reactivations with corrections.

Given that only three days have lapsed since the beginning of the registration period, COMELEC has stated that more registrations are expected in the days to come. The said period will be continuous from July 15 until July 30, and will be open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and even on holidays.

To apply for registration, the applicant must register personally at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) of their respective city or municipality.

The OEOs would be open during office hours, from 8:00AM until 5:00PM. However, Comelec strongly reminded  the public to register as early as possible to avoid the rush, as the given schedule is rigid with low-to-no possibility of any extension.

After the registration period, all registrations, reactivations and other applications would be subject for hearing by the Election Registration Board (ERB). Stated on the schedule released by the commission, August 4 would be the last day in posting the ‘Notice of Hearing’ with list of applicants or registration.

The last day of filing oppositions on the application would be on August 8, and the hearing for the approval or disapproval of applications would be on August 11. (MAL/JBE-PIA5)

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