THE public cannot overemphasize the importance of the voting in next year’s presidential, congressional and local elections.
In the Philippines, a graft-prone nation, the easiest way to remove corrupt elected government officials is through the ballot.
That’s why new would be voters, estimated to number four million, ought to register to be able to vote in the May 9, 2022 polls.
Of the number, only 1.3 million have so far registered, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
The registration of voters end on September 30, 2021.
And the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) is from October 1 to 8 this year.
Of course, we share the view of many that the true and express will of the people through the ballot be kept inviolate.
“Kaya lahat ng mga puedeng bumoto sa Mayo 9 ay dapat magpa-rehistro na sa mga tanggapan ng Comelec,” said a village official.
Aware of the importance of the forthcoming political exercise, the poll body has launched various initiatives aimed at encouraging the people to register.
The Comelec, on the other hand, should keep the machinery of our electoral processer in good running condition.
Let’s then go out and register!