Voter registration resumes until Oct. 30


ASPIRING voters will have until the end of the month to register with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to participate in the 2022 polls.

The poll body resumed on Monday the voter registration after the end of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) and Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (Cona) filing last week.

In its Resolution 10720, the Comelec en banc decided to extend the voter registration beyond its original September 30 deadline.

The voter registration period will be from October 11 to October 30, 2021.

It will be held from Mondays to Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on its last day, which will fall on a Saturday.

In a post on his Twitter account, Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez urged the public to avail of the extended registration period.

The Comelec noted that voter registration in the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) and in malls will be suspended in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and only resume once the quarantine status is downgraded.

The poll body was initially against the extension since it could delay its preparation for the 2022 polls. But it decided to reconsider amid public clamor for a longer registration period.

Before the week-long deferment of the local voter registration, Comelec was already able to tally about 7,994,821 newly registered voters.

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