MANILA, Feb. 8, 2013— The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) is calling for volunteers to help monitor the conduct of the May 2013 local and national elections.
Henrietta de Villa, PPCRV national chairperson, said they need more precinct poll watchers and technical assistance watchdogs.
She said they would put up desks in all Catholic parishes across the country to accept applications of those who want to help the Catholic Church-based poll watchdog.
“The richest resource in recruiting volunteers will always be the parishes,” de Villa said.
PPCRV is the accredited citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Precinct poll watchers, de Villa said, “must always be non-partisan and should not take sides with any candidate.”
In the 2010 automated elections, the PPCRV had around 650,000 volunteers from more than 3,000 parishes nationwide who participated in poll watching and election related activities. (CBCPNews)