BACOLOD CITY–The Commission on Election (COMELEC) Election Registration Board (ERB) in Bacolod City will hear more than 10,000 applications for new and reactivated voters’ registrations on July 19.
Atty. Kathrina Trinio-Caña, election officer of Bacolod City, said that any group or individual can submit evidence to support their opposition or protest against an applicant voter five days before the ERB hearing.
The hearing is a procedure to determine if there are questions or oppositions to a voter registration application.
The 10,199 applications to be heard include the new registrants, those who applied for reactivation in the voters’ list, and those who want to make corrections in their registration records, from April 13 to June 30.
The ERB is composed of the election officer, the DepEd schools superintendent, and the local civil registrar.
They are responsible for approving or disapproving the entry of voters to be included in the list for the May 2022 presidential and local elections.
Caña said her office has yet to receive any protest or opposition from any group against a certain voter or group of voters as of July 6.
She said the deadline for the filing of protest is July 14.
The next ERB hearing will be in the third week of October, or two weeks after the filing of the Certificates of Candidacy from October 1 to 8.
The registration of new voters and application for the reactivation of voting records also continue at the COMELEC office.
The last day of voters’ registration is scheduled on September 30. (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNEWS-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)