COMELEC resumes voter registration for 2022 polls
The Commission on Elections encourages Filipinos to register now as voter registration for the 2022 national and local elections started last Jan. 20.
City Election Officer John Paul Martin said Comelec is now accepting applications for registration, transfer of registration records, change/correction of entries in the registration record, reactivation of registration record, and reinstatement of name in the list of voters.
Application and updating of records should be done personally at the Office of the Election Officer of the city or municipality where the applicants reside from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays including holidays except on April 9 and 10, (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), and April 1 and 2, 2021 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).
The registration period will be until Sept. 30, 2021.
Those who can register are Filipinos who will be at least 18 years old on or before May 9, 2022, who are residents of the Philippines for at least one year, and have been residing in the place where they intend to vote for at least six months before May 9, 2022.
Registered voters as of May 13, 2019 need not enlist again.
The Comelec, in Resolution 10635 decided to commence the resumption of voters’ registration this month instead of July 6, 2019, in view of the postponement of the May 11, 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Martin said that while the end of voter registration is on Sept. 30, 2021, would-be registrants should not wait for the deadline. – Redjie M. Cawis