Contrary on the strict policy of the Commission on Election (COMELEC), “NO BIOMETRICS, NO VOTE” for voters who did not completed their biometrics are now allowed to vote this coming 2016 national election, despite not completing their biometrics.
This was announce by Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez in accordance with Resolution 10013 signed by Comelec en banc which by its allegedly inevitable that many voters may not be able to vote due to several factors.
An estimated 2 million voters, are lack of signature , photograph , or fingerprints that needed for their biometrics.
” We should not punish those voters with incomplete bio, particularly those voters who have records but due to some reason it was deleted or broken files? but its not their fault. So let allow them to vote , “said Jimenez.
Some of the reasons on why the registration is not completed is due to corrupted files in the database of voters or voters that changed their mind to continue their registration for tomorrow due to personal reason.
” Now we cut off those of people without biometrics and the number of people that have incomplete biometrics and those people with biometrics , but with corrupt the database . They will not be deactivated . They will be allowed to vote in the May 2016 polls , “said by Jimenez.
Up to 2.5 million voters are claiming not to be able to vote because of no or incomplete biometrics.
It is remembered that on October 31, 2015, was the last day of all voters to have their chance to complete their biometrics and the COMELEC stands on their policy of no extension for voters who failed to register.
But due to some reason and technical difficulties that might happen on the day of National Elections, all voters are now allowed whether you have or no have biometrics.