By Leslie Ann Aquino
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting is in need of volunteers for the May 13 midterm elections.
The church backed poll watchdog group issued the call on their Facebook page Monday.
“We’re gearing up for a high-stakes election and we need you!” the PPCRV said.
“We’re on the lookout for more volunteers to help ensure a CHAMP (Clean, Honest, Accurate, Meaningful and Peaceful) Elections,” added the group.
PPCRV is particularly looking for volunteers who are computer literate and knowledgeable in information technology.
Those interested may simply need to go to their parish representative or send a message via FB.
Earlier, PPCRV board member Arwin Serrano said they need at least 300,000 volunteers who will be assigned in their command center and polling precincts.
“We should have at least 300,000 volunteers nationwide. That’s the ideal minimum but we are targeting 500,000,” he said.
To become a PPCRV volunteer, one must be at least 18-years old; a registered voter; not related to any serving Board of Election Inspectors up to the fourth degree of consanguinity, and not related to any candidate in a particular district.
In the past few months, the poll watchdog has been conducting voters’ education trainers’ training in different dioceses across the country.
PPCRV was recently accredited by the Commission on Elections as its citizens are in the upcoming polls.