COMELEC starts printing voters’ ID cards

AFTER a long delay, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has finally gave the go signal for the printing of voters’ identification (ID) cards for over 34 million voters nationwide.

In a resolution, the Commission approved the request for printing of voters’ ID cards after ensuring that the voters’ records have been cleansed of multiple registrants.

Comelec Directors Teopisto Elnas (Operations) and Ester Villaflor-Roxas (Technical Matters) have reported that more than 35 million voters have already undergone the processing via the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

According to Elnas and Villaflor-Roxas, the procedure enabled the poll body to identify and remove from the list hundreds of thousands of multiple registrants.

They added that out of 35 million records processed, 738,640 records were found to be true and these records were already forwarded to the field offices for deletion. (PIA)

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