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Comelec offers satellite registration

Posted on: May 1, 2009

Comelec offers satellite registration

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 20:31:00 05/01/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines – To bring voter’s registration centers closer to the people, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is conducting a series of satellite registration activities this month in different parts of Metro Manila, an official said.

“The Comelec understands that some voters have difficulty in finding time in their busy schedules to register. So the Comelec is going directly to them to have them listed up and be able to vote in 2010,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said.

Residents who find it difficult to go to election offices can request for satellite registration via their municipal or city election officers, who will arrange for the activity, explained Jimenez.

The poll official encouraged especially first time voters to take advantage of early registration in their areas to avoid the long lines in Comelec offices.

“I’d like to reiterate that we have registration on Saturdays and all Holidays that fall on a weekend so that busy persons can have time to register,” said Jimenez.

To register or reactivate a voters’ record, a person must bring one valid school or government ID with name, picture, and address of the person, except barangay (village) clearance and cedula. Voters must also bring a photocopy of their valid ID to be submitted to the Comelec.

Registration period is until October 31.

Dates for the Manila satellite registration are:

FIRST DISTRICT venue for all at Tondo Sports Complex
Zone 1 on May 7-9
Zone 2 on May 14-16
Zone 3 on May 21-23
Zone 5 on May 4-6

SECOND DISTRICT
Bgy. 177 Zone 16 on May 1-2
Bgy. 166 Zone 15 on May 21-23
Bgy 253 Zone 23 on May 7-9
Bgy 266 Zone 24 on May 14-16
Bgy. 228 Zone 21 on May 28-30

THIRD DISTRICT
Zone 34 (Bgy. 338, 340-343) on May 16
Zone 36 (Bgy. 353-362) on May 2
Zone 40 (Bgy. 389-394) on May 9

FOURTH DISTRICT
Bgy. 576 on May 1-2 at Covered Court
Bgy 463 on May 7-9 at Covered Court
Bgy. 566 on May 15-16 at Bgy. Hall
Bgy. 532-541 on May 4-6
Bgy. 482 on May 28-30

Details of Quezon City satellite registration are:

FIRST DISTRICT
Balingasa on May 6
Masambong on May 20

SECOND DISTRICT
Payatas on May 4-6
Fairview on May 12-13
Sta. Lucia on May 19-20
North Fairview on May 26-27
Greater Lagro on May 28-29

Details of Pasay City District 2 satellite registration are:
Bgy. 178, 179-186 on May 4 to 8
Bgy 184 on May 12-15
Bgy 180-182 on May 19-22
Bgy. 185 on May 26-29

Details of Pasig City satellite registration are:

FIRST DISTRICT
Bgy. Ugong on May 1-2
Bgy. Pineda on May 7-9
Bgy. Buting on May 15-16
Bgy. Sto. Tomas on May 22-23
Bgy. Valle Verde 1-6 May 29-30

SECOND DISTRICT
Bgy. Sta. Lucia on May 9
Bgy. San Miguel on May 16, 23, 30

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