Spe­cial vot­ers’ list­ing in Marawi com­pleted

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MARAWI CITY— The spe­cial vot­ers’ regis­tra­tion in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur prov­ince was suc­cess­fully con­cluded de­spite the sched­uled hear­ings of the Elec­tion Regis­tra­tion Board (ERB) yes­ter­day, Oct. 9, for the ap­proval or dis­ap­proval of vot­ers’ ap­pli­ca­tions.

Lawyer Joyce E. Mo­ran, Com­mis­sion on Elec­tion’s re­gional lawyer for the Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion in Mus­lim Min­danao (ARMM) and act­ing elec­tion of­fi­cer of Bayang, Lanao del Sur, said the ERB hear­ings yes­ter­day was si­mul­ta­ne­ously con­ducted na­tion­wide pur­suant to Sec­tion 2 of Com­elec Res­o­lu­tion 10392 where thou­sands of voter ap­pli­cants faced pos­si­ble dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Mo­ran said, this may not be a com­mon sit­u­a­tion in some, if not most, part of the coun­try, but this played a sig­nif­i­cant turnout of re­sults of the com­ing May 2019 mid-term elec­tion in the 39 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and one city in Lanao del Sur. In the mu­nic­i­pal­ity

of Bayang, Mo­ran said the ERB where she chaired, set­tled more than 800 voter ap­pli­cants for pos­si­ble dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Bayang Mu­nic­i­pal Mayor As­lani P. Balt said he is con­fi­dent that the ERB will give fair judge­ment to the peo­ple in his mu­nic­i­pal­ity which has the most num­ber of barangays in Lanao del Sur.

Lawyer Al­lan C. Kadon, Lanao del Sur Provin­cial Elec­tion Su­per­vi­sor, also man­aged to hear other voter ap­pli­cants fac­ing dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion in other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, held in Marawi City.

The Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions set the spe­cial regis­tra­tion of vot­ers in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur from Oc­to­ber 1, 2018 to Oc­to­ber 15, 2018.

The sys­tem of con­tin­u­ing regis­tra­tion, which re­sumed on July 2, 2018 and con­cluded on Sept. 29, 2018, was con­ducted na­tion­wide with the ex­cep­tion of Marawi City due to the pre­vail­ing con­di­tions in the area. (ACM)

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