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Some dead still included in voters’ list for Eleksyon 2022 – COMELEC

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As Eleksyon 2022 approaches, the Commission of Elections (Comelec) is concerned that some dead persons may still be on the voter list.

According to Sandra Aguinaldo’s special broadcast on “24 Oras” on Monday, the Comelec warned that voters who died during the COVID-19 outbreak were still on the list.

“Na-foresee ko talaga na pagdating ng eleksyon day maraming kababayan natin na makikita pa rin nila ang mga pangalan ng mga kamag-anak nila sa listahan is because hindi na nakaka-keep pace yung ating delisting process,” Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said.

(I really foresee that when Election Day comes, many of our compatriots will still see the names of their relatives on the list because our delisting process can no longer keep pace.)

“Other people might see the names of their relatives, and that can be used as an argument that the elections are rigged,” he added.

The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE), an election watchdog, asked electoral board members and the general public to exercise caution on Election Day.

“Magalahang parte ng election day process natin ‘yung pag-veverify ng identity. So sana, ‘yung mga poll workers natin, yung ating mga electoral board members sa unang hakbang pa lamang ay maging strict na para maiwasan nga ang mga pangyayari na may mga taong nagpre-pretend na bumoto gamit ang pangalan ng ibang tao” Atty. Ann Caritos of LENTE pointed out.

(The important part of our Election Day process is identity verification. So hopefully, our poll workers, our electoral board members in the first step will be strict to avoid incidents where there are people who pretend to vote in the name of other people.)

Meanwhile, Comelec and Lente stated that it would be beneficial if the deceased’s relatives took steps to have their names removed from Comelec’s list.

“Ang panawagan talaga natin ay kung may kamag-anak kayong pumanaw kunin ninyo yung proof ng kanilang pagkamatay. Pangkaraniwan ang hinihingi natin ay death certificate. Pangalawa, Kailangan mag-provide kayo ng proof of kinship. Kailangan mapatunayan ninyo na kamag-anak kayo ng pinapa-delist ninyo,” Jimenez said.

(Our call is that if you have a relative who has died, get the proof of their death. Usually, we ask for a death certificate. Second, you must provide proof of kinship. You must prove that you are a relative of the person you are delisting)

Most of these cases, according to the Comelec, may be used to call the elections into question.


Source: (gmanetwork.com)

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