This was confirmed to BICOL STANDARD by Naga City election officer Atty. Maico Julia.
Julia believes that the low voter registration count may be due to Commission on Election (COMELEC)’s vacillating pronouncement that the elections will be postponed. It may also be due to the fact that students have classes, or that the Peñafrancia fiesta just ended.
He urged qualified voters to have themselves registered in the ongoing list-up in preparation for the youth elections on February 21, 2015.
Meanwhile, in the province of Camarines Sur, COMELEC Information Officer Alex Marpuri said that only 3,174 have registered so far.
He also revealed that their office has purged from their list some 32,000 registered voters who are already overage on the date of the election.
Filipino citizens who are 15 to 17 years old on or before February 21, 2015 are qualified to register, according to COMELEC.
They must make a personal appearance at the OEO with any of the following documents: birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or school record which bears their date of birth.
Registration is open until September 29, 2014, at the Office of the Election Officers (OEO) of towns or cities.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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