Comelec: Voter registration resumes on January 20

The Commission on Elections has announced on Friday the resumption of voter registration for 2022 national and local elections.

This amid the postponement of the May 11, 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections pursuant to Republic Act. No 8189.

Resolution No. 10635 states the Commission has decided to start the registration of voters this month instead on July 6, 2020.Hide quoted text

The public may now file 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.

Persons with disabilities, senior citizens and members of indigenous peoples or indigenous cultural communities and other members of vulnerable sectors may also update their records via designated priority lanes.

Applications and updating of records shall be done personally at the Office of the Election Officer of the city or municipality where the applicant resides,  Mondays to Saturdays including holidays from 8:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.

Qualified to register are those who will be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day or on May 9, 2022 and a resident in the Philippines for at least one year and in the place where he or she intends to vote for at least six months on or before Election Day.

Comelec said that registered voters as of the May 13, 2019 midterm elections need not apply anew.

The registration period will run until September 30, 2021 except on April 9 and 10, 2020 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday), December 25. 2020 (Christmas Day), and Apnl 1 and 2, 2021 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).

Schedule of satellite registrations in barangays and malls is to be announced.

For those who are planning to register to get a voter’s ID, Comelec stopped the printing in 2012 to give way to the national ID system.

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