The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Dumaguete City, starting February 12, will post the Certified List of Voters for the May 13 midterm elections.
City Election Officer, lawyer Gildu Agoncillo, said Tuesday the list will be posted in the barangay halls and at the Comelec office in Dumaguete.
“I appeal to the public not to wait for the last minute to check on this because it would be a waste of time searching for their names on the lists, especially during election day,” Agoncillo said.
He urged registered voters to verify their precinct assignments for the upcoming polls as they may no longer be assigned to the same precinct as in previous elections.
There are changes in the voting precinct assignments because the number of clustered precincts has also been changed, he explained.
“A registered voter may have been transferred to a different clustered precinct this time and may no longer be assigned to the same ‘classroom’ in the previous elections,” Agoncillo said.
Although he could no longer recall the number of clustered precincts in the previous elections, Agoncillo disclosed that it has been reduced to only 104 this time.
The total registered number of voters in Dumaguete City has reached 89,191, he added.
Meanwhile, Agoncillo said it is not certain yet whether the poll body will resume its online verification, although he noted that this is helpful to registered voters who want to search for their assigned voting precincts.*PNA
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