Concerned Citizen Expresses Frustration Due Voter Registration’s System at Mall in Quezon City
A concerned citizen has expressed its disappointment regarding the current system of voter registration in Quezon City.
On Saturday (September 11, 2021), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has launched the voter registration in various malls across Manila. The agency launched the program in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine.
A lot of residents trooped different establishment offering voter registration in the National Capital Region. Applicants even gathered at a mall in Quezon City to register. The applicants occupied the sits to obey the physical distancing measures.
Other people have also queued outside the mall while carting the necessary requirements for the registration. The security guards and mall personnel have been repeatedly reminding the registrants to strictly observe the distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Robinsons Malls announced that about 37 branches nationwide provides Comelec’s voter registration. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said that the number of new registrants have reached over five million.
Jimenez also said that the total number of registered voters in the country are already 62 million.
Recently, a concerned citizen named Patroller Deng Ferrer Carillo that the residents trooped at a mall in Quezon City as early as 5:00 am. Unfortunately, only 200 individuals have been chosen to register.
Numerous applicants have expressed their disappointment due to the system. They have no choice but to return for registration.
Carillo also called the attention of the Comelec and asked the agency to extend the deadline of the registration, which is supposed to end on September 30. He said that a lot of Filipinos want to participate in 2022 elections.
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