“Going out to vote is the best opportunity to let your voice be heard, and you will not be able to vote unless you register,” CICT Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III said in a statement Wednesday.
The agency has allowed its personnel to register during office hours, if necessary.
“We at the CICT are especially excited to be part of next year’s elections, since it marks the first time that the country is having fully automated nationwide elections,” Chua said.
The CICT chairs the Advisory Council to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
All new or deactivated voters have until October 31 to register as the Comelec has announced it will not extend the deadline.
Deactivated voters are those who did not vote in the last two elections in 2004 and 2007.
To accommodate the expected rush of voters, the Comelec has extended registration hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday in all its field offices. On October 31, Comelec offices will be open until midnight.
Filipino citizens 18-years old and above, with at least one year residence in the Philippines and at least six months residence in the district where you wish to vote, are qualified to register.
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An annual gathering of students and professionals from all over the country for a new perspective on the current trends, innovations and career opportunities in ICT, the Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology, also known as "Youth for IT" or Y4iT Congress, provides a venue for discovering and evaluating the new technologies that impact our lives.
Now on its 7th year, Y4iT 2009 will be held on September 8 to 11 in UP Diliman. It is hosted by the UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps, PSITE, CSP, PCS, JICA, PSIA and itprosasia.com.
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