Comelec allows voters with corrupted data

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Comelec allows voters with corrupted data

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The Commission on Elections decided to allow voters with incomplete or corrupted biometrics data in the file to participate in the 2016 elections.

Provincial Election Supervisor Eliseo Labaria announced that the Comelec issued Resolution 10013, ordering to keep the registration records of those with incomplete or corrupted biometrics data so that they would still be allowed to vote in May 2016.

Labaria explained that the voters are not to blame for incomplete files of their biometrics data or if their biometrics data are corrupted.

Labaria clarified though that those who never had biometrics data will not be allowed to vote.

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As of this time, Comelec is still finalizing the list of registered voters in Bohol since the provincial Comelec office still has to submit the files to the national Comelec office.

Comelec-Bohol also targets to finish the consolidation of voters’ registration data from the towns.

Meanwhile, Labaria also announced that the Comelec has now started accepting applications from private individuals and companies for gun ban exemption.

Labaria explained that the gun ban only prohibits firearms and ammunitions, but it also covers possessions of all deadly weapons.

The gun ban also excludes police personnel, soldiers and other law enforcers as long as they carry their service firearms while on duty and in complete uniform, he added.

Labaria also said private persons, candidates for congressman, governor and higher posts who have death threats can request for police escorts and can apply for gun ban exemption.

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Comelec gun ban starts January 10 until June 8, according to Labaria.

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