More than 15,000 Romblomanons register for SK elections

ROMBLON, Romblon, August 14 (PIA) — A total of 15,070 Romblomanons were able to have themselves registered at various municipal offices of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the province to be able to vote in the forthcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Barangay elections.

Based on the list from COMELEC-Romblon, registrants who belong to the 15-17 age brackets had the biggest number with 10,205, followed by those 18 and above, with 4,737, and applicants for reactivation with 118.

Other registrants included those who applied for change of name, with 2; correction of entries, 7; and reactivation and change/correction, 1. Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Percival Mendoza said that for the SK elections, those who will be voting will be from 15 to 30 years old, but only those with ages 18 to 24 are qualified to run for positions (one SK chairman and seven kagawad per barangay).

He also said that names of those who turned 18 years old and were able to vote already in the May 9 national and local elections will be extracted from the earlier voter’s list and included in the list of voters for SK.

This way, Mendoza said they will be able to vote both for SK and for barangay elections on October 31 the slated date of the exercise. Last month’s registered voters will be added to the existing number of Romblon voters.(DM/PIA-MIMAROPA/Romblon)

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