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Comelec has not discussed extension of voter registration in ECQ areas – Jimenez

/ 03:44 AM August 03, 2021
NO BIO, NO BOTO / JULY 11, 2015 The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) conduct voters' registration and validation of biometrics data at Robinsons Place Manila, July 11, 2015. The poll body decided to bring this service to malls in pushing its "No Bio, No Boto" campaign for the 2016 polls. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA comelec registration register

The file photo shows the Commission on Elections conducting voters’ registration and validation of biometrics data at Robinsons Place Manila, July 11, 2015. (File photo by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not considered extending the period of voter registration despite calls for it to do so in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), commission spokesperson James Jimenez said on Monday.

“The Commission en banc has not – repeat NOT – discussed the possibility of extension of the voter registration period,” said Jimenez in Viber message to reporters.

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READ: Extend voter registration in areas under ECQ, Hontiveros asks Comelec

Last week, Malcañang announced that Metro Manila would be placed under ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20.

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IN the meantime, Metro Manila will stay under the general community quarantine with heightened restrictions until Thursday, Aug. 5.

Jimenez said voter registration will continue until then.

“Voter Registration will continue until Thursday, in areas currently conducting voter registration operations,” he said.

The voter registration ends on Sept. 30 this year.

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