BONTOC, Mountain Province – The public is urged to register as the new round of voter’s registration already started on Monday, January 20, 2020, and will run until September 30, 2021.
According to Election Officer Atty. Rodante Selpaten, the voter’s registration covers Reactivation of registration records of those whose names were deactivated for failure to validate or failure to vote twice in the preceding two elections; Correction of wrong entries in the registration records or change of name and/ or marital status because of marriage or Court Order; Transfer of registration records; and Updating of registration records of Person With Disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens and Indigenous People.
A registrant must bring a copy of any valid Identification Card/ document, showing proof of residence and minimum age requirement, such as but not limited to School ID, Postal ID, Passport ID, Company ID, Social Security System (SSS) ID, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, Marriage Contract except Barangay Clearance/ID, and Community Tax Certificate.
The registration should be done personally at the Office of the Election Officer of Bontoc, from 8:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon; Mondays to Saturdays, including Holidays. The Office of the Election Officer of Bontoc is located in the basement of the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.
However, there will be no voter’s registration on April 9 -10, 2020 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday); December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day); January 1, 2020 (New Year); and April 1-2, 2021 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).
Those qualified to register as new voters are Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day on May 9, 2022, who have been a resident in the Philippines for at least one year and have been living in the place where they intend to vote for at least six months.
As of this writing, records from the Office of the Election Officer shows that there are 14, 575 registered voters in Bontoc. Of the total, the highest number of voters is in Barangay Bontoc Ili with 2,843; Alab Oriente – 362; Alab Proper – 526; Balili – 254; Bayyo – 349; Poblacion – 1,540; Caluttit – 1,414; Caneo -361; Dalican- 590; Gonogon – 485; Guina-ang – 976; Mainit -809; Maligcong – 543; Samoki – 1,482; and Talubin – 1,256.
By Alpine L. Killa