The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is stepping up its commitment to disability inclusive elections, with its latest Resolution, dated June 25, 2014, declaring July 20, 2014 as the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities, in all COMELEC local offices.
This move was undertaken in close coordination with the National Council on Disability Affairs, under Acting Executive Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, as
part of the activities under Proclamation No. 361, which declared July 17-23 of every year as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.
Election Officers nationwide have been directed to designate accessible registration venues within their respective jurisdictions, in coordination with
organizations of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the pertinent provisions of COMELEC’s rules and regulations on the conduct of continuing
voter registration, for purposes of the May 16, 2014, elections.
COMELEC also encourages all Barangay Captains to provide transportation support for their constituents with disabilities, for this purpose.