Comelec extends voter registration to October 30
MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.Net/29 September 2021) The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc approved today the extension of voter registration for the 2022 national and local elections, said spokesperson James Jimenez, in media interviews.
Originally, the Comelec has set the last day of registration tomorrow, Sept 30, 2021.
This is what residents here knew that the registration will only be up to Sept. 30 (Friday) as about 200 applicants for registration or transfer queued in the Comelec office in Malaybalay City.
Jimenez, as quoted in Manila-based media reports said the extended registration will be from October 11 to 30, 2021. October 1 to 8 will be allotted for the filing of certificate of candidacy for aspirants for office.
The Comelec announced that the voter registration will be open from Monday to Friday, and there will be no Saturday registration except for the last day on October 30. Registration hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 10261, which sought to extend the voter registration deadline for the May 2022 national and local elections for another 30 days.
The House vote was meant to avoid “massive voter disenfranchisement” given the “extraordinary circumstances’ brought about by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, as quoted in media reports.
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was quoted by Philippine News Agency as saying an extension would also give “leeway” to Filipinos whose registration was delayed because of prevailing circumstances. (BukidnonNews.Net)
IN PHOTO: Residents intending to register as voters for the 2022 elections queue along San Isidro Street, Malaybalay City/BukidnonNews.Net