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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – With the voter’s registration extended, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) urges unregistered residents to register earlier to avoid long queues.
According to COMELEC-Tabuk head Atty. Reyman Solbita, due to the clamor of many unregistered voters, the COMELEC decided to extend the deadline of registration from September 30 to October 30, 2021.
However, Solbita said that on Saturdays, October 16 and 23, their office will be closed but they will open on the last Saturday of the month, October 30, as it is the last day of registration.
Solbita added that for first time registrants, they need to be at least 18 years old or turning 18 on or before May 9, 2022 (Election Day).
First time registrants need to fill a registration form at COMELEC-Tabuk and bring any valid ID showing their date of birth. For those without a valid ID, they can bring a photocopy of their birth certificate, either from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
The COMELEC head also said transfer of residency is allowed. Voters can transfer from one barangay to another barangay within the city or from another municipality to Tabuk City.
Solbita said the requirements needed to transfer residency are a valid ID and a barangay certification showing proof of residency and the voter must be a resident of the barangay 6 months prior to the transfer of registration.
“Nu jay ID’m nga i-attach mu ket ada ti address nan nga ijay lugar nga pag-transferam, no need for the barangay certification. Ngem nu awan address jay ID in the intended barangay kailangan jay additional requirement nga barangay certification,” Solbita said. By Cyrus Van Kurt Solbita and Edward Joseph Gacuya