Comelec Cebu City sees over 800 registrants on first day of mall registration

By: Dyrecka Letigio - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | September 10,2021 - 11:37 AM
Comelec registration at Ayala Center Cebu. | Photo courtesy of Election Officer Omar Sharif Mamalinta

Comelec registration at Ayala Center Cebu. | Photo courtesy of Election Officer Omar Sharif Mamalinta

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu City served over 800 individuals during the launch of their mall registration on September 9, 2021, in Ayala Center Cebu.

The two district office of the Comelec, North and South District, has transferred their voter registrations to the malls to accomodate more people on the last three weeks of the registration.

Omar Sharif Mamalinta, election officer of Comelec Cebu City, told CDN Digital that North District served 531 individuals while the South District served 366 individuals on the first day alone.

The mall registration will continue on until September 30, 2021 in different venues such as SM Seaside Cebu, SM City Cebu, Robinsons Cybergate, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Center Cebu, and Ayala Central Bloc.

The schedules of which will be announced on the Comelec North District and South District Facebook pages.

Mamalinta said the number of registrants on September 9, 2021, was far greater than the average number of individuals the two poll offices can serve on a daily basis.

Without the constraint of small space, thereby limiting the number of individuals processing for the day with respect to social distancing, the Comelec was able to accomodate more registrants.

“It’s a huge leap considering nga dako gyod ang space sa mall like Ayala. Mas daghan gyod ta ma-accomodate,” said Mamalinta.

(It’s a huge leap considering that the space in a mall like Ayala is huge. We can accommodate several people.)

The Comelec Cebu City expects that more registrants will be accomodated until September 30, 2021, with the large space provided by malls.

The mall registration accept various appointments such as first time voter registration, transfer of registration records, and reactivation of registration records.

Registrants are encouraged to set an appointment online so that their visit may be cut short by avoiding filling up forms at the site.

However, Mamalinta said the Comelec mall registration kiosks would accept walk-ins because of the limited time left for registration, which is only until September 30, 2021.

Comelec are encouraging those, who have yet to be registered, to set an appointment and grab the chance for the mall registration so that they can be registered voters before the deadline and before they lose their chance to vote in the next 2022 national and local elections.

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