MANILA, May 7, 2014— As voters’ registration kicked off Tuesday, a Church-based election watchdog called on the public to register early and not wait for the last minute.
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said voters for 2016 should take advantage of early registration because of a speedier process.
“Register early. Don’t wait for the last days,” said PPCRV chairperson Henrietta de Villa. “For first time voters, register now while it’s vacation time.”
She also reminded the public that registration is the first step to exercising “one’s right and duty to vote”, and consequently, a nod towards good governance.
“[Registration is the] first step to good governance through CHAMP (clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful) election,” she said.
For those who are already registered voters, de Villa said, they must check their registration status “especially if you have your biometrics taken already.”
“Without biometrics, you can’t vote in 2016,” added De Villa.
The PPCRV chief also called on those who were delisted for failure to vote in two successive preceding regular elections to “reactivate” their registration.
“If you haven’t voted in the last two elections, reactivate your registration,” De Villa added. (CBCPNews)