Comelec-Zamboanga notes low turnout on registration for PWDs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:45

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) noted a low turnout in the registration of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) during the National Registration Day for PWDs in this city.

The Comelec said that only 10 PWDs have registered in this city’s two election districts last Sunday, July, 20, which had been declared as the National Registration Day for PWDs through a Comelec en banc Resolution No. 14-00463.

District 1 election officer Atty. Stephen Cañete said Tuesday that six of the 10 PWDs have registered in his office while District II election officer Joseph Ian Tria said the remaining four registered with them.

Cañete and Tria were one in saying that one of the factors which contributed to the low turnout of registration of PWDs last Sunday was the inclement weather brought about by typhoon Glenda.

They also said that several PWDs have already registered when they conducted satellite voter’s registration in the barangays while the rest wanted to register as regular voters.

However, they said they will continue to accommodate PWDs who will come to the local Comelec office to register and priority will be afforded to them as provided for under existing laws. — RGAAG