By Leslie Ann Aquino
Two all-girls schools in the country will have satellite voter registration on Thursday, August 16.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon identified these schools as Miriam College and St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City.
“Voter registration tomorrow at 830 am in Miriam College; 2 pm in St Theresa’s College QC,” she said in her Twitter account @commrguanzon.
“Satellite registration in colleges for girls will be done nationwide as COMELEC’s Gender And Development project,” added Guanzon.
The poll official is the Comelec Gender and Development (GAD) head.
Earlier, Guanzon said efforts to register more women voters is part of the Commission’s aim to be more inclusive.
And this, she said is they try to achieve by reaching out to and giving preference to members of vulnerable sectors.
Just recently the poll body also conducted a special satellite registration for women detainee voters at the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City.
The system of continuing registration of voters for the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections resumed on July 2, 2018 and will run until September 29, 2018.
During the said period, the Comelec satellite registrations will be held wherein field officials go to barangays, public plazas, schools and other public places to register voters.
In such offsite registrations, preference shall be given to members of the vulnerable sector such as indigenous peoples, senior citizens, and pregnant women.
According to Comelec, applications for new registration, transfer/transfer with reactivation, reactivation, change/correction of entry and inclusion/reinstatement of records in the list of voters shall be accepted during the satellite registration.
Data from the COMELEC – Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD) revealed that there are already 1,260,341 female applicants for voter registration as compared to the 1,037,265 male applicants since July 2.