(PNA photo by Avito Dalan)

ILOILO CITY – More registrants are expected to register in Commission on Elections offices as registration in preparation for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls in December resumed Monday.

Guimaras Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor Salud Milagros Villanueva said they are targeting the teenage group since it will be their first time to vote.

“We would like to saturate the age group, particularly those less than 18 years old,” she said in an interview Monday.

SK registrants should be 15 years but not over 30 years on the day of the elections and resident of the barangay where they intend to register for at least six months on or before Dec. 5.

Regular voters should be 18 years of age on the day of the elections, however, those who are already registered with the SK no longer have to enlist again.

“Their information can already be extracted by our system,” she said.

Registration is open in all municipal Comelec offices in the five towns of Guimaras while holding satellite registrations in barangays, malls and schools.

It is open Monday to Saturday, including holidays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Comelec continues to prepare in the absence of law postponing the elections officially. The registration will be until July 23 since it is the law that we could not conduct the voters registration 120 days before the elections,” she said.

All registrations will be subjected to a hearing on Aug. 1, 2022.

During the May 9, 2022 national and local elections, Guimaras has 124,076 registered voters. (PNA)