MANILA, Philippines — The issuance of voter’s certification in all Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) will be suspended from September 27 to 30 to focus on the last week of voter registration, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday.
The suspension of the voter’s certification issuance will take effect in all OEOs including barangay and mall registration sites where Comelec satellite offices are placed.
“The Commission anticipates an influx of last-minute registrants as we get closer to the deadline. And given the limited number of field personnel, we must endeavor to make the full use of our limited manpower and resources in catering to applicants for voter registration,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a statement.
The issuance of voter’s certification in the main office in Intramuros, Manila, meanwhile, will remain operational.
Registered voters may get a voter’s certification at Comelec’s National Central File Division satellite office in Intramuros.
Those seeking to apply for a voter’s certification must present one valid identification card (ID) and submit a photocopy of the same ID. The applicant must pay a fee of P75.
However, senior citizens, persons with disability, members of the indigenous peoples and indigenous cultural communities, and solo parents will not be charged for voter’s certification.
On the other hand, an authorized representative may apply for the certification if the applicant cannot personally do so.
The representative must bring an authorization letter, present a valid ID and photocopy of the same ID.
The voter registration period will end on September 30.
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