MANILA, March 4, 2019–The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) needs at least 300,000 volunteers to be deployed nationwide on Election Day.
PPCRV board member Dr. Arwin Serrano said it’s just their ideal minimum number of volunteers who will be assigned in their command center and polling precincts.
He said they are actually targeting up to half a million volunteers, but which is still lower compared to the 800,000 volunteers they had in the 2016 elections.
Serrano said they required a lower number of volunteers because there are less precinct centers to provide with poll watchers.
“We should have at least 300,000 volunteers nationwide. That’s the ideal minimum but we are targeting 500,000,” he said.
To be a PPCRV volunteer, one must be at least 18-years old; a registered voter; not related to any serving Board of Election Inspectors up to the fourth degree of consanguinity; and not related to any candidate in a particular district.
In the past few months, the poll watchdog has been conducting voters’ education trainers’ training in different dioceses across the country. (CBCPNews)