TACLOBAN CITY- The Commission on Elections(Comelec) here in the region is calling all the youth whose age ranged from 15 to 17 years old to register in their respective Comelec offices for them to cast votes during the Sangguniang Kabataan(SK) elections slated early next year. Lawyer Felicisimo Embalsado, Comelec-8 assistant regional director, said that the registration started last September 20 and to end on Sept. 29. According to Embalsado, since they started their registration, the turn out appeared to be “satisfactory” though the official did not give any figure. Qualified to register are those born on October 22, 1997 up to October 21 2000, Embalsado said. The SK election is slated on February 21, 2015.
Embalsado reiterated their appeal to the youths here in the region not to wait for the last day of the registration. And to maximize the time, Saturdays and Sundays were designed to cater youths who may not be able to register because of their school schedules. The number of registrants for the 10- day registration is just an addition to the existing list of SK registered youths excluding those who will turn 18 on the day of elections, Embalsado said. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)