Comelec to use blogs to update voters

MANILA, Philippines — Realizing the power of blogging to disseminate information, the Commission on Elections is tapping the Elections Education and Information Department (EID)’s blog ( to give updates on the ongoing voters’ registration, an official said Wednesday.

“Now that we have the technology available and stable, the Comelec will use the blog website to give voters here and abroad updates about the ongoing registration and at the same time, to gather feedback from voters, especially the youth” said James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman.

Jimenez said the Comelec was aiming to educate the youth on how registration was being conducted in the National Capital Region and to encourage them to register as voters.

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