Permanent List of Voters. -
There shall be a permanentlist of voters per precinct in each city or municipalityconsisting of all registered voters residing within the territorial jurisdiction of every precinct indicated by the precinct maps.
Such precinct-level list of voters shall be accompanied by anaddition deletion list of the purpose of updating the list.
For the purpose of the 1997 general registration, theCommission shall cause the preparation and posting of allprecinct maps in every barangay nationwide. Five days beforethe 1997 general registration, individual precinct maps shallbe posted at the door of each polling place. Subsequently, theElection Officer shall be responsible for the display,throughout the year, of precinct maps in his office and in thebulletin board of the city or municipal hall.
The precinct assignment of a voter in the permanent list of voters shall not be changed or altered or transferred toanother precinct without the express written consent of thevoter: Provided, however, That the voter shall notunreasonably withhold such consent. Any violation thereof shall constitute an election offense which shall be punished inaccordance with law.
Precincts and their Establishment. -
In preparation forthe general registration in 1997, the Commission shall drawupdated maps of all the precincts nationwide. Upon completionof the new precinct maps, all the precincts established in thepreceding elections shall be deemed abolished.
For the purpose of the general registration, the Commissionshall create original precincts only. Spin-off precinct may becreated after the regular elections of 1998 to accommodateadditional voters residing within the territorial jurisdiction of the original precincts.
The Commission shall introduce a permanent numbering of allprecincts which shall be indicated by Arabic numerals and aletter of the English alphabet. Original or mother precinctsshall be indicated by the Arabic numeral and letter "A of theEnglish alphabet. Spin-off or daughter precincts shall beindicated by the Arabic numeral and letter of the Englishalphabet starting with letter B and so on.