BJMP, Comelec hold inmates’ registration in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:22

A second batch of 158 inmates at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-administered Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC) registered on Monday for the May 2013 midterm elections, a top ZCRC official said.

Chief Insp. Julius Arro, ZCRC warden, said the registration of the inmates is in line with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 9371 promulgated on March 6, 2012.

Arro said the registration of the inmates was made possible in partnership with the first district election office, which sent a team to conduct the listing.

The inmates used the address of Zone I, since it is where the ZCRC is located and falls under this city’s first district, Arro said.

Arro said the inmates passed the same procedures like any other registrants by filing up registration forms and their biometrics taken.

The registration of the inmates Monday was the second to be held at the detention facility in this city.

The first was held last June 18 wherein a total of 200 inmates officially registered, according to Arro.

He said the first time the inmates at the ZCRC were allowed to cast their vote was in the May 2010 national election wherein 300 inmates voted at the polling precinct inside the detention facility manned by Comelec Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs).

The ZCRC will have a total of 500 voting population for the May 13, 2013 elections with the holding of the inmates’ registration at the detention facility, he said.