Nationwide voter registration process to resume on July 4, 2022

If you are resident of the Philippines who is already of legal age and intends to vote in future elections, then you should know that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will officially resume the voter registration process nationwide on July 4, 2022, the Manila Bulletin reported. Take note that the said process will last only a few weeks.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Acting Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the en banc approved on Wednesday, June 22, the resumption of continuing voter’s registration from July 4 to 23, 2022.

He explained that the registration is less than a month since under Republic Act 8189 (Continuing Voter’s Registration Act), voter registration is prohibited within 120 days prior to elections.

The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls is on Dec. 5, 2022. Roughly starting August 7, its already prohibited,” he said.

“Therefore, we only have July 24 to Aug 6 to post/publish names of voter registration applicants; calendar/set the Election Registration Board (ERB) hearings; subject registrants to database verification;conduct said ERB hearings;draft and approve the Project of Precincts; and cluster established precincts as may be necessary,” added Laudiangco.

The poll official earlier said that the projected total number of registered voters for Barangay Elections is 66,053,357.

As for the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, he said, the projected total number of registered voters is 23,059,227.

“These are mere projections based on historical data for purposes of planning and procurement for the BSKE,” said Laudiangco.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: When was the last time you went to the COMELEC for registration or adjustment of your voter’s record? Do you intend to vote in the next Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections? Do you know the location of the nearest COMELEC office in your city?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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