Voters registration for 2018 village, youth polls

By on October 14, 2017


FILE: 
"We will open another voter registration period from Nov. 6 to 30 for those who were unable to register the last time," COMELEC Chairman Juan Andres Bautista said Friday.
 (PNA PHOTO)
FILE: 
”We will open another voter registration period from Nov. 6 to 30 for those who were unable to register the last time,” COMELEC Chairman Juan Andres Bautista said Friday.
 (PNA PHOTO)

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will hold another round of voters registration next month for those qualified to vote in the May 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

“We will open another voter registration period from Nov. 6 to 30 for those who were unable to register the last time,” COMELEC Chairman Juan Andres Bautista said Friday.

Bautista urged Filipinos, particularly those who will turn 15 years old by May 14, 2018, to register for the youth polls.

Those who are qualified to register as regular voters are Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old on or before Election Day; a resident of the Philippines for at least one year before Election Day; and a resident in the place where he/she proposes to vote for at least six months immediately preceding the elections.

On the other hand, registrants for SK voters should be Filipino; at least 15 years old but not more than 30 years old on or before Election Day; and is residing in the barangay for at least six months on or before Election Day.

President Rodrigo Duterte had signed Republic Act No. 10952 postponing the village and youth polls to May 2018.