NAVAL, Biliran-The chief of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Biliran province is encouraging the millennials who are not yet registered and wanted to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming May 11, 2020 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections to register through iRehistro, an online registration system of the Comelec.
“What you need to do is to visit the Comelec website ( and click iRehistro to do the online registration,” said lawyer Karen C. Cajipo, provincial election supervisor during the Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan of PIA Biliran at Radyo Natin-Naval recently.
Cajipo said that once the online registration is done, printout in three copies has to be submitted to their office through the Comelec staff in-charge of the registration.
According to Cajipo, the online registration provides comfort and convenience not only to the new voter-registrants but also to those who will be applying for transfer, updating of records, and reactivation.
In its efforts also to bring services closer to the people of Biliran, the Comelec has scheduled satellite registration in barangays to accommodate more registrants especially for those who does not have enough time to visit the Comelec office, she said.
Aside from the ongoing campaign for registration, Cajipo also encouraged women to actively participate in the upcoming elections as part of the agency’s drive for a gender-responsive electoral process.
“The Comelec wanted more women to become community leaders,” Cajipo said.
Comelec has been conducting Women in Election Seminar (WES) to the women sector as a way of empowering them and to exercise their right of suffrage.
The Comelec has resumed its voter registration since August 1, 2019 and will run until September 30, 2019 inclusive of Saturdays and holidays.
(LDL/RSV/PIA-8, Biliran)