No Bio, No Boto
By Laycha K. Marra with report from Comelec
Bontoc, Mountain Province- Pursuant to the “No biometric, No vote,” the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is asking everyone’s participation to validate their registration to conform to their campaign.
Biometrics pertains to the voter’s picture, signature and fingerprint, which are taken during the registration by using biometrics machine.
As of July 20, 2015, Comelec record shows that Mountain Province has a total number of 98,058 registered voters and 86,832 or 88.55% are with biometrics while 11,226 or 11.45% are without biometrics.
The Comelec has already sent notices/letters to these voters and the office is hopeful that they will find time to have their data be updated. The office has also scheduled to go around barangays to make it easier for voters to register and validate their registration.
Voters who have incomplete data are requested to undergo the same process of registration again; this is to assure that their data are completed. The Comelec also reminds those who have not practiced their right to vote for two consecutive elections, to have their account/data reactivated.
Those who have incomplete biometrics have until October 31 this year to personally validate their data and may visit the Comelec website, www.comelec.gov.ph.
October 12-16, 2015 will be temporarily suspended for registration of voters and validation to give way for the filing of candidacies for elective positions.