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Online listing of voters launched

The Commission on Elections  on Monday said that voters may now accomplish their application and other forms online before proceeding to their local Comelec office.

Voters’ listing. With a handshake, Comelec chairman
Sixto Brillantes (left) and Robinson’s Land president
Frederick Go seal a memorandum of agreement on
the off-site registration and validation of voters
during a simple ceremony held on Monday. They
were joined by (from left) Comelec Spokesman
James Jimenez, Commissioners Elias Yusoph  and
Lucenito Tagle. MANNY PALMERO
The new online registration system was launched yesterday to shorten the time that potential voters spend in the application process.

Comelec Commissioner Al Parreño, in a statement, said voters’ application forms can be filled up through “iRehistro website” which can cut the application process by as much as half hour.

After filling out the application forms online at www.comelec.gov.ph or iRehistro.com, applicants may opt to schedule their appearance at the local Comelec office.

The Comelec targets at least 2 million new voters while another 9 million registered voters have yet to undergo biometric process.

While the system is initially available only in Quezon City, the program would be available next months throughout the country.

Other forms available online are Application for Transfer, Application for Reactivation, Change/Correction of Entries, Inclusion of Record in the Book of Voters, Reinstatement to Voters List and Submission of Supplementary Forms.

The poll body has recently been encouraging citizens to register as voters and submit their biometric information in the satellite offices.

“Apart from rising to the challenge of processing close to three million new voters, the Commission must also ensure that more than 9 million registered voters are informed that they need to submit themselves for biometric capture lest they be disenfranchised in 2016,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said.

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