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IBP allows online voting for Chapter elections on Feb 27

/ 09:44 PM February 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has allowed online voting for its members who would participate in the biennial IBP Chapter elections scheduled for February 27 (Saturday).

According to IBP, this would be an alternative to the on-site voting process, which they believe would allow more members to participate in their activity.

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“In line with its program to do more, better, faster, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines now allows its members to vote online for the biennial IBP Chapter elections on February 27, 2021,” IBP said in a statement on Tuesday.

“This upgrading provides its members a convenient alternative to the traditional ‘on-site’ voting.  The online voting will encourage greater participation and involvement of Filipino lawyers in IBP and Chapter affairs,” it added.

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IBP also said that members qualified to vote online should inform their chapters about a desire to vote online before February 22.

“All IBP Chapters have been instructed to ensure that the guidelines and instructions regarding online voting are widely disseminated and to facilitate online voting,” IBP said.

“Members of good standing (updated membership dues as of February 10, 2021) who are qualified to vote are to notify their IBP Chapters not later than February 22, 2021, of their intention to vote online and provide the required identification, email address, and contact number for easy verification,” it noted.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, several activities that would require public gathering are now being avoided, with the government opting to transfer services online to reduce exposure and contact.

Just on Monday, the Supreme Court announced that they are allowing a digitized, localized, and proctored modality for the 2021 Bar Examinations to prevent possible COVID-19 transmissions and to avoid additional expenses brought by traveling.

READ: SC adopts ‘digitalized, localized, proctored modality’ for 2021 Bar Exams 

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