Saturday, April 21, 2012

Persons with Disability (PWD) Registration

National Registration Week for PWD

July 18- 23 set by Comelec as National Registration Week for persons with disabilities (PWD).

The Commission on Elections has set July 18 to 23 as Person With Disabiltiy (PWD) National Registration Week.

July 18 to 23 was especially chosen by the Comelec because it coincides with the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. Those who will register during these dates will be given priority with the use of special registration lanes.

The PWDs who for one reason or another, will not be able to register during the PWD National Registration Week can still register until October 31, 2012 at the Offices of the City or Municipal Election Officers.

It may be recalled that the Comelec has started entertaining applicants for registration, transfer, change of name, correction and validation since May 3, 2011.

Special centers exclusive to PWDs will be set up in SM Southmall, Las PiƱas on July 21, SM Valenzuela (July 21), SM Marikina (July 22), SM Manila (July 22 to 23), SM San Lazaro (July 23), SM North Edsa (July 23) and SM Fairview (July 23). They will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)