Through the news report of the Manila Bulletin, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced that it has received almost eight million applications for voter registration. This is related to the upcoming national and elections set for May 9, 2022 here in the Philippines and the COMELEC will resume the voter registration process (referred to as an extension) on October 11, 2021. Previously, the voter registration process ended on September 30. For the foreigners reading this, the next national and local elections mean a lot to Filipinos because 2022 is the year they will elect a new President.
To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin. Some parts in boldface…
Nearly eight million applications for voter registration have so far been received by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
In a press briefing on Tuesday, at the Sofitel Tent in Pasay City, Comelec Spokersperson James Jimenez said as of Sept 25, the number of applications filed totaled 7,994,821.
On Sept. 29, the Comelec en banc unanimously approved the extension of voter registration until Oct. 30.
“Extension is from Oct. 11 to 30, Monday to Friday, no Saturdays, except for the last day (Oct.30), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.” Jimenez said in a statement.
He said all types of registration services will be offered during the registration.
“Most of the registration will still be conducted in Comelec offices, but there are still mall registration sites,” he said.
“Online reactivation still an option,” added Jimenez.
On the same day, the Comelec also announced the extension of registration of overseas voters for two weeks.
Posted below for your reference are COMELEC-related news videos.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What is your reaction to this newest development? If you are a local resident who has not yet registered until now, are you determined to join the line once the COMELEC resumes the registration process on October 11?
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