The membership of the electoral boards, who will serve in the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, is already complete, Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday.
Majarucon-Sia said, however, that based on their experience, even during election there are some who back out. So they have prepared a list of substitutes in case replacements will be needed.
The composition of the electoral boardsis about 80 percent public school teachers withother members coming from private schools, other government agencies, includingregistered voters, who had been tapped in past elections and have the experience to serve, she said.
Majarucon-Sia said they are still waiting for the schedule from Manila for the members of the electoral board to undergo a seminar. This will be most probably in April and they will be made to undergo a one-day briefing.
For DepEd teachers who have served before, the seminar will be like a refresher course for them, she said.
Those who will serve for the first time will be placed in the third member position since the electoral board is composed of the chairman, poll clerk and the third member, Majarucon-Sia said.
There are three members of the electoral board assigned to one precinct, she said.
Meanwhile, Majarucon-Sia said they have talked toBacolod City Public School Teachers Federation president Gualberto Dajao and were able to iron out their problem.
The BCPSTF had passed a resolution that they will not serve in the May 14 barangay and SK elections and also raised some concerns to the Comelec.
Majarucon-Sia said they have already sent the resolution of the BCPSTF to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.
About 2,538 teachers are needed to serve in the May 14 barangay and SK elections.*CGS
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