An official of the Commission on Elections 11 (Comelec 11) encouraged the youth to register in preparation for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).
Lawyer Gay Enumerables, Comelec-Davao assistant director, reminded that registration will start from December 12, 2022 until January 31, 2023, from Monday to Saturday including holidays except December 24 and 31.
“Ang registration is intended for the BSKE. Ang gihangyo nato is ang kabataan, 15 years old. Para sa mga mudagan sa SK, 18 to 24 years old lang ang mudagan on the day of the elections para sa mga kandidato. Ang 15 years old and below 18 years old para sa voters for SK only. For 18 years old and above until 30 years old, regular voter siya at the same time SK voter,” Enumerables explained over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) on Friday.
Requirements for first-time voters is school ID or library card.
“As much as possible nakaspecify ang ilahang address,” she said.
Enumerables emphasized that there is no final date yet for BSKE.
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal is requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to order the Comelec to prepare for the BSKE that should now set to be held in May 2023, although his petition to resume the scheduled BSKE is still pending SC’s resolution.
Macalintal reportedly urged the high court to order the Comelec to resume its preparations for the BSKE at an earlier date than the one stated in Republic Act (RA) 11935, which moves the BSKE to October 2023.
“No final date yet on the barangay elections. Katong gi-file ni Atty. Macalintal gipa-comment pa ang Comelec and all other parties involved ng SC. Dapat December 5 naa ta’y election but right after paggawas sa balaod postponing the elections nag stop ang operation sa Comelec kay ang focus unta ato was the resumption of the registration but then here comes the petition of Atty. Macalintal,” Enumerables said.
She added the election officers in Davao City will manage the satellite office for registration if there is any.