Group says extended voters’ registration days not enough

A party-list group on Monday slammed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over what it regarded as a selective implementation by the poll body of a Supreme Court decision extending the voters’ registration for the May 2010 elections.

The Kabataan party-list, the largest youth party in the country and the only youth party-list in Congress, described the Comelec guidelines for the extended registration period “contemptuous of the High Court’s order.”

Under Comelec Resolution No. 8719, the poll body only allotted five days – December 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29 – for the actual registration. The remaining days were set aside for administrative aspects of the registration like completion of the Book of Voters, posting notices of the Election Registration Board and hearings on oppositions to applications for registration.

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