The Fee on Elections (Comelec) on Monday, Aug. 23, signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MOA) with Ayala Shops for mall registration.
All through the web signing, Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas described the signing as “well timed” particularly with the voter registration length time limit on Sept. 30 already nearing.
“Having this department shops open to cater voter registration is a well timed initiative taking into account that we’re already within the final section of the voter registration length for the approaching elections,” he stated.
“We, at Comelec, are thankful that we’re being allowed extra venues in order that our voter registration shall be extra out there to the general public,” he added.
Even if the ballot frame has already reached its goal of getting over 60 million registered electorate for the Would possibly 2022 polls, the Comelec stated, it’s going to proceed to induce the general public to sign in.
“We don’t have actual figures of conceivable candidates as a result of we already reached our goal,” Comelec Commissioner Antonio Kho stated.
“However we’re doing most of these mall registration simply to ask further candidates to sign in. We exert all efforts to frequently incite extra to sign in,” he added.
When requested if there are plans to have mall balloting within the Would possibly 2022 polls, Abas stated their partnership with department shops is proscribed to mall registration.
“For now, our partnership with the shops are restricted simplest to voter registration,” he stated.
“We’ve proposals ahead of that we can be carrying out the elections on the department shops. However this used to be disapproved as a result of some prison problems,” added Abas.