• Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

    Cavite News

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    Comelec Warns Cavite Voters of Jail Time for Flying Voter Involvement

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued today a stern warning to voters in Cavite province who may be involved in the illegal practice of flying voters, or transferring their registration to another district or municipality to influence the outcome of the elections.

    Comelec Calabarzon said that flying voters are violating the Omnibus Election Code, which carries a penalty of imprisonment of one to six years, disqualification from holding public office, and deprivation of the right to vote.

    The poll body also said that the Comelec has intensified its campaign against flying voters by conducting verification and validation of voter registration records, using biometric technology, and coordinating with local officials and civil society groups.

    Comelec urged the public to report any suspicious or fraudulent activities related to voter registration and electioneering, such as offering money or other incentives to voters to transfer their registration or vote for a certain candidate.

    The Comelec also reminded voters to exercise their right to vote wisely and responsibly, and to choose leaders who will uphold the welfare and interests of the people.

    The 2025 national and local elections will be held on May 13, 2025. Cavite province has more than 2.5 million registered voters, making it one of the most populous and politically influential areas in the country.