By Annabel Consuelo Petinglay | Philippine News Agency
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is intensifying the conduct of the satellite registration in preparation for the 2022 national and local polls.
Lawyer Ian Lee Ananoria, Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor III, said on Tuesday they will be assisting their municipal election officers in the conduct of the satellite registration.
“We will be conducting registration right in the barangays,” he said during a press conference held at the Comelec office here.
He said they found that the satellite registration, which started last week of February, to be effective in reaching out to the first-time registrants and those who need reactivation.
Hence municipal election officers are encouraged to do more of the same activity, Ananoria said.
“I have asked the municipal election officers to come up with their schedules of the satellite registrations, which I will furnish the media,” he added.
The Comelec wanted to reach their 400,000 target registrants by conducting the satellite registrations frequently.
“As of today, the total applications we have received is 3,065,” he said, adding the figure include those who went through their satellite registration.
“On the average, we are registering 500 registrants every week,” Ananoria said.
This is more than double from the previous 200 registered voters a week before the satellite registration started, he added.
“We just would like the registrants to strictly observe the minimum health protocol such as wearing of face masks and shields during the conduct of the satellite registration in their barangays,” he said. (PNA)