RULES ON REGISTRATION OF VOTERS FOR MAY 14, 2018Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Commission on Elections has issued Resolution No. 10214 prescribing the rules and regulations to govern the conduct of REGISTRATION OF VOTERS for the May 14, 2018 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.
These are some of the salient provisions of the Resolution:
WHO SHALL REGISTER AS VOTERS:
All those who wish to register, reactivate or change/correct their records may do so from 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays from November 6, 2017 to November 30, 2017.
SK VOTERS should be at least fifteen (15) years of age on or before May 14, 2018 BSKE but not more than thirty (30) years old; residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months before the May 14, 2018 BSKE; and not otherwise disqualified by law.
REGULAR VOTERS should be at least eighteen (18) years of age on or before the May 14, 2018 BSKE; a resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place he/she proposes to vote for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the elections; and not otherwise disqualified by law.
THOSE NOT REQUIRED to file for application for registration are:
1) SK Voters registered from July 15, 2016 to July 30, 2016 and from November 7, 2016 to April 29, 2017, whose registration records will remain in the SK databes, except those who be thirty-one (31) years of age on May 14, 2016 BSKE.
2) SK Voters, above stated, who will reach eighteen (18) years of age on or before the May 14, 2018 BSKE shall be included in the list to be submitted to the ERB for consideration. If approved, they shall also be included in the lists of regular voters for the Barangay elections.
3) Barangay registered voters with age range from eighteen (18) years of age to thirty (30) years of age, their registration records will be included in the lists of voters for the SK Elections.
PETITION FOR INCLUSION:
Any person whose application for registration has been disapproved by the ERB or whose name has been stricken out from the list, may file with the court, a petition to include his/her name in the permanent list of voters in his/her precinct at any time but not later than January 29, 2018.
PETITION FOR EXCLUSION:
Any registered voter, representative of a political party or the EO, may file with the court a sworn petition for the exclusion of a voter from the permanent list of voters giving the name, address and precinct of the challenged voter at any time but not later than February 2, 2018.