COMELEC, Reminds All Voters To Validate Their Biometric's In Order To Vote This Coming Elections

The Commission on Elections ( Comelec ) recently urged over 4.3 million voters to undergo biometrics , which is the major requirements to all voters in order to vote in the upcoming 2016 elections on May 9, 2016.

The Commission on Election set a reminder that October 31, 2015, will be the last day of registration in order to vote.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that without biometric's, registered voters will not be able to vote  in 2016 elections.

Jimenez also said that all Comelec offices are open nationwide to receive the validation and registration of the applicant from Sunday to Friday, at around 8 am to 5 pm.

The Comelec, also built a registration office and off- site validation center in some shopping malls to serve voters that has not been validated their registration.

Under the biometric system, all the information of the voters are recorded including photograph, fingerprint and signature in the database of the Comelec. in this way it will purge any duplication of registration from the final voter list.

Jimenez also insisted that all voters must validate their biometric records before voting on election day, so to avoid any problem.

Comelec aggressively implemented the campaign "No Bio, No Vote "  Republic Act 10367 or An Act Providing For all Voters to  Mandatory Biometrics Registration,  which was implemented last June 26 , 2013.

The law explain that if you have not set up a registered voter biometrics , it must be subjected to validation to establish a complete list of voters with complete biometric data for the May 2016 national and local elections .

Jimenez said that if a voter fails to have it validated his or her biometric, he or she will be not listed in the final voters list and can only apply for their registration records  for reactiviation after May 2016 elections.

Meanwhile, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, also appealed to all Filipino voters to avoid last- minute validation and registration.

The problem that we faced during normal elections will be lessen. So we beg you not to wait to the last week, the last three days , or the last day , even last two minutes to get your biometrics , "she said.

Registration starts for  new and old voters on May 6, 2014 and ending on October 31 , 2015.
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