ARMM registration of voters starts Monday PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 July 2012 13:54

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi – The provincial government here is urging all qualified voters in the province to  go out and register staring on Monday  in         order for them  to  exercise their right of suffrage in the coming polls.

Gov Sadikul Sahali  said his government is  now exerting efforts  through information dissemination,  asking qualified voters in the province to go out and register  starting on Monday until July 18.

A total of 960 Commission on Elections (Comelec) owned registration machines have been  deployed in the  11 municipalities  in the  province to serve as
registration centers to 203 barangays comprising the province.

Police and military authorities have also been deployed in areas where the registration machines are located to safeguard the machines and the people registering for the  coming polls.

Sahali said all qualified voters in the  province whose age start at 18  have to register  in order for them to  exercise their  right of suffrage.
Exercising their right of suffrage is very important because  it is where they will choose their next leader of the province, region and even for next members of   congress and senate, he said.

He also reminded the  Comelec to  carefully  assist all those who want to register in order for them to  attain a good number of  registrants  during the 10-day registration period.

The Comelec has scrapped  the former listing of voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) after  suspecting  that it is padded with voters names.

Meanwhile, in  Sulu province,  some prominent personalities  in the province have urged  the Comelec to consider setting  up  a registration center in a neutral area in order to attain a good number of registrants during the  10-day registration period. — Nonoy E. Lacson