Rep. Rodriguez Pushes “Early Voting” For Senior Citizens & PWDs

Rep. Rodriguez Pushes “Early Voting” For Senior Citizens & PWDs

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Mga higala! Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez is now urging the Philippine House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms to approve a measure included in their substitute bill that will allow the early voting of senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) in national and local elections!

If passed, the bill will permit senior citizens and PWDs to vote within 7 working days before the official date of any election.

This can then help in making voting more convenient for all Filipinos by reducing the usual crowd of voters during election day and by giving the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and its election administrators more time to process ballots.

According to Rep. Rodriguez, “The Committee on Suffrage has already approved our substitute bill and is now at the Appropriations Committee for its budgetary provision. We hope that Congress could approve the bill in time for its implementation for the next combined presidential-congressional-local elections in May 2022.”

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