swarm Samar Comelec offices
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE
CATBALOGAN, Samar –
Like other COMELEC offices nationwide, Samar Municipal Comelec
offices are swarmed by last wave of voter-registrants since last week.
In a personal visit to
Catbalogan COMELEC, Election Officer, Edgar delos Reyes said that the
hordes of last wave registrants started on October 21.
Since then, their
office clients spill over to the hallways of the municipal hall.
Gilbert La Torre from
just turned 18 on October 11 that is why it took him until this time
client, Tessie La Torre, 28, from the same barangay wanted to transfer
“We started doing
overtime registration on October 22, 2009, as mandated,” shared de Los
For that day alone
they had 320 persons registered in contrast to the lighter days
earlier when but a handful visit their office.
The election officer
said that there are some 4,306 total registrants to date.
In Calbayog City,
Comelec officer Salvador Cruz also said that on October 26 just for a
day, they were able to register more than 300 clients.
For a small town like
Pagsanghan, Samar it is not that much though, said election officer
“We are receiving only
some 40 new registrants a day, which is very manageable. “
Also, the high tech
biometrics capturing machine in his office has bogged down so that he
returned to the traditional method of registration.
“As election officers,
we are trained to handle registration through high tech or the
traditional way,” stressed Gaditano.
Comelec said that the last day for registration is on October 31, 2009
until 12:00 midnight.
registration will be done from November 3 to 30, 2009.