BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The resumption of voter registration for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will start on December 12, disclosed yesterday by Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria.
Ananoria said the voter registration is open for everybody, from SK to regular voters, in connection with the Oct 30, 2023 BSKE, and the midterm elections in 2025.
With regard to the deadline of voter registration, he said they are still waiting for the formal resolution from the Commission on Elections.
Ananoria also expects the putting up of Comelec satellite offices in barangays, to cater to more registration of voters.
Comelec spokesman John Rex Laudiangco earlier said that the commission en banc also approved the operational plan for the pilot testing of the Register Anywhere Project (RAP) in five malls/satellite registration sites in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The RAP project is expected to bring voter registration closer to the public, and ultimately make the process convenient and citizen-centric, as any qualified Filipino residing anywhere in the country has the option and ease of access to register in the NCR.
Ananoria, however, said he is not aware yet if Negros Occidental and highly urbanized Bacolod City will be included in pilot areas for the RAP project.*