Register NOW for the May 10, 2010 National Elections!
When? Where? How?
Just go to municipal and city offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to register soÂ your names will be officially included in the voters’ list. The year-long Comelec listing, started on December 2, 2008, would be until December 19 only for this year because of the holidays, but it will resume by January 2, 2009, until the close of the working hours by the end of next year, it was learned. (Source:Â http://www.gov.ph/news/?i=23009)
Qualified voters… should present valid identification cards such as an employeeâ€™s ID, postal ID, student ID, or driverâ€™s license or other government-issued ID. (Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/metro/view/20081209-176871/15000-new-voters-register-in-Metro)
For Makati residents like me, let’s go to the COMELEC office, Makati 2nd District:
2/F MAKATI CENTRAL FIRE STATION
MALUGAY STREET CORNER AYALA AVENUE MAKATI
Anyone knows how to transfer precinct? The lastÂ timeÂ I voted was in the 2004 elections in Las Pinas, so I’m not sure how to register as a Makati resident. All I found in the Internet was this transferÂ form.
Young voters are urged to register, especially first timers (those who will be 18 years old by May 2010). Students have it easier,Â since the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and poll watchdogs Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) have organized various voter reistration and awareness drives in campuses nationwide. All you need is your school ID and birth certificate.
3 million, folks. That’s the estimated number of youth and first time voters according to the NAMFREL and COMELEC statistics. And that figure is pivotal enough to influence who will be the next leaders of our country.
Enough whining and griping about the sorry state of our nation. Let’s do something about it.