Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

 
   Republic Act No. 10632 and Comelec Resolution No. 9791 postponed the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections last October 28, 2013 and thereafter has been rescheduled to be conducted on February 21, 2015.
     In preparation for the said SK Elections the Commission on Elections promulgated  Comelec Res. No. 9899 dated September 5, 2014 adopting previously issued Comelec Res. No. 9717 "Rules
and Regulations for the Registration of members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan in connection with the Oct. 28, 2013 election of members of  the Sangguniang Kabataan", with modifications.
    Relative to the February 21, 2015 SK Elections said resolution set Registration of Members of Katipunan ng Kabataan on September 20-29, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm, at the offices of the Election Officer in every city/municipality.
     Applicants for registration must present any of the following: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, School Records or any authentic documents that will establish their identity. At least fifteen (15) years old but below eighteen (18) years old on day of elections, actual resident of the barangays of the municipality for at least six (6) months on election day, not otherwise disqualified by law.
     Those who are already registered last July 22 to July 31, 2013 Registration of SK Voters, pursuant to Comelec Res. No. 9717, need not register anew, unless they turned eighteen (18) years old on or before February 21, 2015, in which case their names shall be deleted in the existing SK List of Voters as provided in Comelec Res. No. 9896.
     We encourage all qualified kabataan to register to be able to exercise their right to vote. Those kabataan who turned eighteen (18) may apply for regular Registration of Voters for the forthcoming May 9, 2016 National and Local Elections. 
    

VOTERS' PLEDGE

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)

SOURCE: NAMFREL