The Philippines Registers for Local Elections
Following the presidential and legislative elections held in May, the Philippines will hold local elections on October 25, 2010. In these elections, Filipinos will vote for Barangay (village) and SK (youth council) representatives. Registration for these elections took place in August throughout the country. During the registration process, the registrants’ digital photo, thumbprints and digital signature are taken by the data-capturing machines or “DCMs”. The thumbprints are later used to conduct an automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to find matches or “duplicate registrants” in order to avoid having voters cast more than two ballots on Election Day. These images capture the registration process in the Manila metropolitan area.