Comelec to assess the ongoing general registration‏ of ARMM voters

July 13, 2012 11:02 pm 

MANILA, July 13 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is scheduled to assess the ongoing registration of voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) next week.

Comelec Commissioner Armando Velasco said that aside from evaluating the registration process, they may also talk about a possible extension of the registration, particularly in Lanao del Sur.

“We will tackle that in the en banc during our assessment on Monday, July 16,” he added.

Velasco said they will discuss the possibility of having an extension after recording delays in some areas, including the incident last Thursday, wherein the registrants in two barangays in Lanao del Sur were harassed by armed men.

The registration was temporarily suspended but was resumed a few hours later.

He also reported a shooting incident that took place at the municipal hall of Bayang, which wounded some people, also last Thursday.

“While there have been delays (in the registration) because of some unfortunate incidents, I cannot give an assurance yet as to whether there will be an extension or not because that’s the prerogative of the en banc,” Velasco said.

The 10-day registration of voters in the ARMM started on July 9 and will end on July 18. (PNA/Xinhua)



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