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SM Supermalls and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have teamed up to provide voters an option to register at SM malls.
After signing a memorandum of agreement last Aug. 27 at Level 2 South Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia, Comelec has opened satellite registration centers at SM Supermalls nationwide. This gives the public a safer and more convenient option amid the prevailing COVID-19 health crisis.
Bringing services closer to Filipinos
Comelec is the latest government agency to partner with the mall chain in bringing basic government services closer to the public. Other in-mall government services include COVID-19 vaccinations, international vaccine certification at the Bureau of Quarantine satellite offices, National ID registration, passport application, and express services from government agencies such as Pag-Ibig PhilHealth, SSS, and GSIS.
With the approaching Sept. 30 registration deadline, a good turnout of registrants is expected. In view of this, health and safety standards will be strictly observed. The voter’s registration center, like all other government service centers in the mall, is required to follow the safety protocols issued by the IATF. Comelec shall limit the number of registrants per day. Execution of health declaration forms, checking of body temperature, and physical distancing along with the mandatory face mask and face shields will be enforced on site.
A total of 47 SM Supermalls across the country will be participating in this effort. This will help ease and unburden registration traffic in barangays, providing the public with a more convenient, faster, and safer way to register to vote.
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by SM Supermalls.