Voters without biometrics can still vote – Comelec

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez clarified misconceptions on the “biometrics requirement” and added the poll body discontinued for the meantime the enrollment of biometrics of registered voters so Comelec officers can prioritize the registration of voters until October 31.

“Registered voters who haven’t had their biometrics captured need not panic. They can still vote in 2010 as long as their names are in the computerized voters’ list (CVL),” said Jimenez.

The purpose of biometrics data, consisting of digital fingerprints, photo and signature, is for the cleansing of the CVL using unique multiple fingerprint voter data, generation of voters ID and setup of a database that will identify voters using any of their biometrics information in future elections.



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