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Unformatted text preview: duly accomplished an application for registration, is not a registered voter. Hence, he must be disqualified to run for Mayor. (Gunsi Sr. v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 168792, Feb. 23, 2009) Q: "A", while of legal age and of sound mind, is illiterate. He has asked your advice on how he can vote in the coming election for his brother is running for mayor. This will be the first time "A" will vote and he has never registered as a voter before. What advice will you give him on the procedure he needs to follow in order to be able to vote? 160 A: The Constitution provides that until Congress shall have provided otherwise, illiterate and disabled voters shall be allowed to vote under existing laws and regulations (Art, V, Sec. 2). It is necessary for any qualified voter to register in order to vote. (Omnibus Election Code, Sec. 115) In the case of illiterate and disabled voters, their voter's affidavit may be prepared by any relative within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity or by any member of the board of election inspectors who shall prepare the affidavit in accordance with the data supplied by the applicant. (Sec. 14, R.A. No. 8189) Q: What is the system of continuing registration? A: GR: It is a system where the application of registration of voters shall be conducted daily in the office hours of the election officer during regular office hours. XPN: No registration shall be conducted during the period starting 120 days before a regular election and 90 days before a special election (Sec. 8, R.A. 8189) Note: The SC upheld COMELEC’s denial of the request for two additional registration days in order to enfranchise more than 4 million youth who failed to register on or before December 27, 2000. It is an accepted doctrine in administrative law that the determination of administrative agencies as to the operation, implementation and application of a law is accorded greatest weight, considering that these specialized government bodies are, by their nature...
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