The last day for the voters registration set by the Commission on Election in preparation for the October barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections is on April 29.
Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday that they are conducting ongoing voters' registration in the barangays in preparation of the barangay and SK elections since no law has yet been passed in Congress postponing them.
Majarucon-Sia said that on the part of Comelec, they will go on with their preparations so they will not be caught off guard in case the barangay and SK electionsare notpostponed.
They are just following their calendar of activities, she said, stressing that the continuing registration is only up to April 29.
They conducted satellite registration in Brgy. Alijisyesterday and also today,and will be at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Brgy. Singcang for the registration of detainees, Majarucon-Sia said.
The satellite registration is being conducted almost every week from Wednesday to Saturday, and they are hoping that those who have not yet registered will not crowd at the Comelec office during the last day of registration, she said.
Majarucon-Sia said the conduct of satellite registration is based on their resolution. In effect, the Office of the Election Officer has no personnel to entertain any concerns because they have to transfer their computers to the barangays where they are conducting satellite registration.
Whether or not the barangay and SK elections will push through in October, they will resume the voters registration in December, she said.
Majarucon-Sia is appealing to those who have not yet registered in the barangays during the satellite registration to register today and not rely on whether or not the barangay and SK elections will be postponed since they are still waiting for Congress to pass a law on the matter.
The registration is only until April 29 so, on the last week of the month, they will be in their office to cater to those who had not registered during the satellite registration in the barangays, she said.*CGS
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