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PIA Press Release
2008/11/21

Comelec resumes registration of voters on December 2

Negros Occidental (21 November) -- The Commission on Elections Resolution No. 8514 provides for the rules and regulations for the resumption of the system of continuing registration of voters in the Non-ARMM areas.

The registration of voters, transfer of registration records, reactivation and changes or corrections of entries will start on December 2, 2008 and will end on December 15, 2009.

To qualify, registrants must be 18 years of age, must have stayed in the Philippines for at least one year (1) and in the place where one proposes to vote for at least six months on or before the day of the election and not otherwise disqualified by law.

Provided, however, that any person who has not yet reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess the same on or before the day of the election on May 10, 2010, may register as a voter. The applications for this group of persons shall be filed not earlier than May 12, 2009, the statement from COMELEC reads.

Applicants shall personally appear before the Election Officer of the city, state his name, exact address specifying the house number, name of the street, area, purok or sitio and barangay where he resides and present proper and current identification documents that bears the applicant's signature and photograph.

Among the acceptable identification documents are as follows: employees I.D. with the signature of the employer or authorized representative, Postal ID, Student's ID or library card signed by the school authority, Senior citizen's ID, Driver's License, NBI/PNP clearance, passport, SSS/GSIS ID, Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID, PRC ID and any other valid ID. Cedula or community tax certificates shall not be considered as valid identification documents.

In the absence of any of the mentioned documents, the applicant may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct, or by any of his relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity who are registered voters of the same city or municipality. (PIA/EAD) [top]

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