There were 309 youth voters who registered to vote in Bacolod City Friday, July 16, Election Officer Kathrina Trinio Caña said.
The special registration of youth voters was held at the St. Joseph School – La Salle in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.
Those targeted for registration were from barangays Villamonte, Estefania, 8, 7, and 17, Genrick Catalonia, Bacolod Youth Coalition for Democracy (BaCoD) satellite registration onsite director, said.
Catalonia said the youth were already identified by the Sangguniang Kabataan and had undergone pre-registration to ensure a “smooth and swift” registration process.
The satellite registration in Villamonte was the first of three agreed on by BaCoD and the COMELEC. “The next ones will be in barangays Mansilingan and Felisa, but BaCoD and COMELEC have not set the final dates yet”, he said.
“The conduct of satellite registrations in key barangays in Bacolod is a realization of one of our goals in BaCoD to activate the youth of Bacolod for the upcoming national elections,” Catalonia said.*