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Voter registration recommences on Sep 1

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced that the resumption of the registration of voters shall start on September 1, 2020 from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, including holidays, at the respective city or provincial Offices of the Election Officer (OEO).

Persons qualified to register are those who are at least 18 years old on or before the May 9, 2022 elections, with at least one year residency before the said date. 

In support of the prevention of the COVID-19, the Commission reminded the public that it would be implementing modified registration protocols and procedures. In line with this, the poll body announced that there will be no satellite voters’ registration.

James Jimenez, COMELEC spokesperson, prompted the public to always wear face masks and face shields, otherwise they would not be allowed to enter the premises. These would only be taken off during the photograph-taking on the capturing of biometrics data.

Registrants are also enjoined to fill out the coronavirus self-declaration form and the application form beforehand using their own pens. Preventive measures such as hand sanitation, physical distancing, and temperature checking, among others, shall also be implemented.

Meanwhile, respective OEOs are tasked to limit the number of registrants per day depending on the office space, physical setup, workforce, and the cutoff time. Daily disinfection of the offices should also be undertaken.

Filipinos who will be abroad from April 9 to May 9, 2022 may also register starting September 1 as the commission allows the resumption of overseas voter registration and certification on the same date.

The nationwide voters’ registration will run until September 30, 2021 in preparation for the May 2022 National and Local Elections.


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