The Commission on Election recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Waltermart Community malls to set up satellite voters’ registration and biometrics validation services in their malls.
With this, qualified voters may now register at the country’s first and leading community malls, and have their biometrics captured to vote in time for the May 2016 national elections.
In support of Comelec’s “No Bio, No Boto” campaign, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the poll body decided to bring this service to malls to help some voters who find it “difficult or inconvenient” to register in their local Comelec offices. Waltermart is a good choice as its malls are highly accessible and are conveniently located within communities.
“Waltermart community malls started toward specific communities which are not actually being served by the larger malls. So if you look at the places that are being served, these are unique places, and that’s what we are very thankful that Waltermart is supporting us as well.” Bautista said.
Meanwhile, Waltermart General Manager for Operations, Mr. Jeck Buñing said that the campaign is aligned with Waltermart’s vision and mission in uplifting lives of the communities it serves. And by holding the voters registration in their malls, they can assure them of convenience, safety and security.
The voters’ registration and biometrics validation are available during mall hours in 11 Waltermart malls with the following dates: Waltermart Sta Rosa- July 3 & 4, Waltermart Makiling- July 15, Waltermart Tanauan & Waltermart Calamba- July 17, Waltermart San Fernando- July 17-18, Waltermart Guiguinto, Waltermart Sucat and Waltermart General Trias- July 25, Waltermart Sta. Maria- July 31, Waltermart Plaridel and Waltermart Gapan- July 31- August 1.