COMSELEC urges students, parents to register for 2016 Elections

Article/News by: Christian Lusterio and Richelyn Mecinas (The Heart Publication)

Commission on Student Elections (COMSELEC) reminded Cordian students, as well as parents, to proceed to the Hermana Fausta Hall, August 13, so that they may register as new voters and have their biometrics registration without the hassle of waiting in long lines in local election offices.

COMSELEC aims to encourage students to take part in the 2016 elections and to practice their right to vote. The COMSELEC set a target number of over 100 students to be registered as new voters, an increase from the 50 students that registered in the previous year.

“I recognize the importance of being a registered voter and I want to be a part of the 2016 elections and be one of the many Filipinos to help pick our new leaders,” said Richelyn Mecinas, fourth year student from the College of Business Administration. For registration, the students are required to submit their NSO Birth Certificate and student ID. After submitting the necessary requirements, they will be given a ticket, so that they could proceed to the verifying station. Afterwards, students are to take the biometrics which involved having their picture, signature, and thumb mark taken.

The said satellite registration is only open on August 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mr. Daniel G. Calzado, COMSELEC President, spearheaded the event with the support of Mr. Richard Vergara, Adviser; Ms. Deanne Patricia Cayco, Vice-Chairman; Harvey Garcia, Commisisoner; and Atty. Ana Thei Barbacena, Head of COMELEC Lucena. “We expect that Cordians would take advantage of the convenience brought by satellite registration because most students do not prioritize voting due to the tedious process of registration in local election offices,” said Cayco.

Aside from COMSELEC, the Student Executive Council (SEC), Student Development Office (SDO), and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) – Lucena, helped organize the event.

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