NYC aims to create more educated voters

THE NATIONAL Youth Commission here in Davao wants young people to KEBS—to know the elections better!

NYC, which is collaborating with the Commission on Elections, will be be conducting a voter education seminar called KEBS: Know Elections Better, Superfriends!

This effort is in line with the local preparation for the October 23 Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.

“The main focus of the event is to engage young people to participate and take part in the electoral process through discussing matters such as the importance of voting and the processes of electoral participation,” said Julius Gutierrez, NYC Davao Region officer.

Gutierrez added that the event will be a soft launch of a bigger campaign that calls for meaningful involvement of the youth in elections and hopes to touch its different phases—from registration, to education, and participation.

To launch this campaign, Gutierrez said Comelec will be setting up a education booths and biometric machines in key areas in the city.

Potential voters aged 15 to 30 years old are encouraged to attend, register and participate during the half day event on April 25, 2017. NYC will announce the venue through their Facebook Page. Youth individuals and groups interested to attend may also call (082) 305-7957 or email: nycdavao@yahoo.com. (JPB)

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