The Electoral Commission (Comelec) will use facilities at major shopping malls across the country as registration sites for better public convenience and safety in the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay (SBKE) elections.
Comelec spokesman John Rex Laudiangco said on Thursday that using satellite check-in sites in shopping malls would not only encourage more people to come and register, but would also help answer long lines. waiting for registrants in Comelec offices in cities and municipalities and to ensure the implementation of health protocols. .
“Our goal is to provide the public with an accessible and efficient check-in experience and to provide alternative satellite check-in sites, resolve long queues and ensure the implementation of minimum health standards public,” he said.
“En Banc has tasked the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Operations and the Department of Electoral and Barangay Affairs to do the necessary coordination with all field offices,” Laudiangco added.
Based on initial assessment reports from Comelec field offices, the resumption of voter registration that began on July 4 was conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner, with relatively high voter turnout. in all regions, most of the candidates belong to the new members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan-SK, aged between 15 and 17 years.
As of July 5, the nationally consolidated daily report showed a total of 137,363 new registrations, with 15-17 year olds leading to 77,508 followed by 18-30 year olds, 50,113; and 31 and older, 9,742.
Applications from other cities/municipalities number 31,957; for a transfer from the same city/municipality, 7,440; for transfer with reactivation, 1548; for transfer with reactivation and correction of registrations, 503; for transfer with correction of entries, 1,745; for reactivation, 11,147; reactivation with correction of entries, 2,489; for change of name/correction of entries, 7,958; for
registration of registers in the register of electors, 23; for the re-registration of the name on the list of electors, 5; and for the transfer of the vote abroad to the local vote, 649.
The total number of all requests processed as of July 5, 2022 was 202,827.
This will be the third time that Comelec will use shopping center facilities as check-in sites. This was done during voter registration for the 2016 and 2022 national and local elections.
Voter registration will continue until July 23, 2022, Monday through Saturday including holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at all city and town Comelec offices and at satellite registration sites.