Only a tenth expected first-time voters in Region 11 have registered

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) – Four weeks more to the last day for
voters’ registration but only 10,000 out of 100,000 expected first time voters
in Region 11 (Southeastern Mindanao) have registered.
Ronnie Mark Alan, Davao City’s coordinator for the First Time Voters Network,
said they are wooing the youth to register before the December 31 deadline and
to vote in the elections, whether in May or later.
The FTV’s poster delivers this message: “Don’t just sit around, make a choice.
Go out and Vote.”
Alan told the Kapehan sa SM City press conference Monday that the youth should
register first to make sure they are not disenfranchised.
Filipino citizens age 18 years old on or before the day of the elections, are
qualified to vote.
But the law requires residency of at least one year before the elections in
the Philippines and six months in city or municipality where they intend to
cast their vote on or before election day. Read full story here.

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One response to “Only a tenth expected first-time voters in Region 11 have registered”

  1. rhodilee says :

    The number of registered first time voters in the Philippines (especially in Southern Mindanao) is alarming. I hope that many young Filipinos realize that not being able to participate in the coming May elections is depriving themselves of the chance to enjoy the privileges of being in a democratic nation.

    This is also stripping themselves of the opportunity to choose the rightful representatives who can stand for their interest in senate and congress.

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