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National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities set on July 20


The Commission on Elections is stepping up its commitment to disability inclusive elections, with its latest Resolution, dated 25 June 2014, declaring July 20, 2014 as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities, in all COMELEC local offices.

This move was undertaken in close coordination with the National Council of Disability Affairs, under Acting Executive Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, as part of the activities under Proclamation No. 361, declaring July 17-23 of every year as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.

Election Officers nationwide have bee directed to designate accessible registration venues within their respective jurisdictions, in coordination with organizations of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the pertinent provisions of COMELEC’s rules and regulations on the conduct of continuing voter registration, for purposes of the May 16, 2014 elections.

The COMELEC also encourages all Barangay Captains to provide transportation support for their constituents with disabilities, for this purpose.

- Press release from Comelec
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