UST hosts COMELEC’s ‘Register Anywhere Program’ rollout ahead of next year’s polls

The University of Santo Tomas joined the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) “Register Anywhere Program” (RAP) to enhance the efficiency and accessibility of the voter registration process. Thomasians, parishioners, and their relatives were able to register as new voters, transfer precincts, and reactivate or correct their registration data at the UST P. Noval Court, on March 14, 2024.

The RAP is a comprehensive service for voter registration. Rather than being limited to local COMELEC offices across the metropolitan area, RAP enables more citizens to join regardless of current residence at designated sites across the country. As a “one-stop shop” for voter registration, RAP facilities are conveniently located in malls, private establishments, church organizations and government offices, and educational institutions, now including the University of Santo Tomas.

UST remains one with the COMELEC’s mission to increase voter turnout and empower more Filipinos to actively participate in the electoral process. The rollout of RAP is the latest addition to the collective University efforts for voter rights and education, after recently hosting the CNN Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates in 2022, conducting the hy-flex webinar “jUST Vote: Highlighting the Importance of Citizen Journalism and the Role of Media during a Pandemic Election”, and the Boto Pilipino year-long voter engagement advocacy campaign, among many others.

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