Comelec reschedules new ‘Register Anywhere’ system
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has pushed back by a week the pilot run of its “Register Anywhere” system in Metro Manila as it continues to fine-tune the project’s information technology infrastructure.
Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said on Wednesday the pilot run would now run from Dec. 17 until Jan. 29, except holidays, at five malls in the capital region where a public demo will also be held.
“At the moment, every step of the processes is currently being studied and improved, most particularly on the IT infrastructure part,” Laudiangco told reporters in a message.
The poll body was earlier scheduled to start on Dec. 10, but he said the Comelec would also have to refine the registration setup in malls, including the crowd queuing and management.
Laudiangco earlier said the new system will provide registrants the convenience of listing up in a mall of their choice even if said mall is outside their city or municipality of their residence.
He said the Comelec would install registration booths for applicants who are residents of the city or the municipality and another for nonresidents.
The names of the registrants will then be posted in the Office of the Election Officer having jurisdiction of the city or municipality of their residence and their barangays, in compliance with the public notice requirement. INQ
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