Comelec conducts simulation voting for PWDs
Registration resumed on yesterday, Jan. 20. Election offices alsoentertain requests for transfer of registration records, change/correction ofentries in the registration record, reactivation of registration record, andreinstatement of name in the list of voters. * very small sizes of letters in the ballots The following concerns cropped up during the simulation: Comelec’s Commissioner Al Parreño was here to oversee the simulation. She called, too, PWDs to register with Comelec so they could vote. * lack of interpreters for deaf-mute voters Election offices are open Monday to Saturdays, including holidays,from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m./PN * lack of ramps An election officer helps a person with disability feed her ballot into the vote-counting machine during a simulation voting at Central Philippine University in Iloilo City on Jan. 21, 2019. The simulation is a project of the Commission on Elections to further fine-tune the voting processes for persons with disability. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * lack of wheelchairs / lack of assistants to help movewheelchairs “The voting simulation for PWDs was a brainchild of CommissionerParreño. Gusto niya ma-enhance ang voting experience sang PWDs although we already have therules,” said Doronila. Doronila also urged local election officers to review and updatetheir list of PWD voters. The objective is to make the voting processes for PWDs moreefficient, she stressed. Doronila said these concerns would be brought to the attention ofComelec for proper action. Over 200 PWDs from this city and Iloilo province participated,said Atty. Elizabeth Doronila, Iloilo provincial election supervisor. The goal was to further fine-tune the voting processes for PWDs,said Doronila, in preparation for the May 2022 national and local elections. ILOILO City – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 6conducted a simulation of voting for persons with disability (PWDs) at CentralPhilippine University yesterday.