Pangasinan to stop offsite registration, validation of voters on Oct. 5

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 30 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will stop its offsite registration and validation of voters on October 5 and will concentrate similar services in city and municipal elections offices after that.

Provincial Elections Supervisor Marino Salas said the registration and validation of voters will continue till October 31 but will stop for five days from October 12 to 16 to give way to the filing of certificates of candidacy by those seeking to run for local positions from governor, vice governor, board members in six congressional districts and candidate for congressmen in these six districts.

The offsite registration and validation are being held in different malls in Pangasinan.

Salas said so far, the number of registered voters has reached 1,655,063 but those without biometrics number 90,650 or 5.41 percent.

He stressed that those who will have no biometrics after Oct. 31 will be deactivated from the list of voters.

Pangasinan is one of the biggest vote-rich provinces in the country with Cavite and Negros Oriental as the biggest throughout the country, that is why at this early, candidates for national positions always include the province in their campaign sorties. (PNA)