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Vidzfar Julie STORY: Low voter registration in Sulu partly due to unopposed bets – Comelec exec

Sulu provincial election supervisor Vidzfar Julie talking to reporters in an opportunity interview at Comelec provincial workplace in Patikul city in Sulu on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Picture by JOHN ERIC MENDOZA / INQUIRER.internet)

PATIKUL, Sulu, Philippines — The low voter registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Sulu is partly resulting from a typical scenario right here— unopposed candidates, in accordance with the provincial election supervisor, Vidzfar Julie.

As of this writing, the Fee on Elections (Comelec) in Sulu has acquired solely round 12,000 purposes for registration from the 19 cities within the province, Julie stated in an opportunity interview with reporters right here on Sunday.

“As of now, the results of registration remains to be sluggish,” Julie stated in Filipino.

“In Sulu, we all know that every one the municipal and provincial candidates are working unopposed. In order that’s one purpose why the turnout for registration is low. The native leaders and native politicians haven’t any opponents throughout elections,” he added.

Julie stated there are round 434,000 registered common voters and 173,000 voters for the youth council polls.

The deadline for registration is on Jan. 31.

Over the weekend, Comelec Chairman George Erwin Garcia, Commissioner Nelson Celis, and different prime officers of the ballot physique visited Tawi-Tawi and Sulu to watch the voter registration scenario.

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