Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday urged young Bacolod voters, especially the first-timers, to make sure that they have already registered at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) before the end of September.
The poll body has set a September 30 deadline for voters who want to cast their votes in the 2022 national and local elections.
“I am encouraging young voters, especially the first-timers, to register now,” the mayor said in an interview.
If they are able to register, he continued, they become part of the election process.
“Eventually, you will have a say in determining the future of Bacolod City and our country as well. That is why you have to register now,” Leonardia pointed out.
At the program highlighting the distribution of the Tertiary Educational Subsidy at the Bacolod City Government Center earlier today, Leonardia also echoed a similar call.
He advised college students who are 18 years and above to register with the Comelec because their future is at stake in next year’s balloting.
This is your chance to be part of shaping your future. You need to vote wisely and choose the right leaders for your city and country. The future belongs to you,” the mayor added.*