SM, COMELEC team up for mall voting project

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman George Erwin Garcia led the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) mall voting scheduled on October 30, 2023.

The MOA signing was held in SM City Manila last August 7, 2023.

Five SM malls will be participating in the pilot implementation of mall voting: SM City Manila, SM City North Edsa, SM City Sucat, SM City Legazpi in Albay, and SM City Consolacion in Cebu for a total of more than 8,000 registered voters.

“Thank you, COMELEC for choosing us as your constant partner in giving the public better access to government services. We once again extend our hand to everyone, especially the youth, to come to our malls and take part in selecting the leaders of our local barangays and the Sangguniang Kabataan,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan.

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan

Meanwhile, according to COMELEC Chairman George Erwin Garcia, this project will help make it easier, more comfortable, and more efficient for voters to cast their ballots, especially the vulnerable sectors including the elderly, disabled, and pregnant women.

COMELEC Chairman George Erwin Garcia
(L-R): SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Operations Bien Mateo, National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) National Chairperson Angel Averia, Jr., and SM Supermalls President Steven Tan

On August 19, 2023, a simulation of the mall voting process will be held at SM City Manila and SM City Legazpi in Albay.

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