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Comelec to allow PWDs, seniors with deactivated registrations to vote in 2022

/ 11:44 PM August 11, 2021

A hallway teeming with voters in one of the crowded election venues in Metro Manila in 2016. (File photo from INQUIRER.net)

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has agreed to reactivate voter registration of persons with disabilities (PWD) and senior citizens who failed to vote in the last two elections.

“@COMELEC En Banc approved the reactivation of PWDs and Senior citizens voters who failed to vote in 2 consecutive elections.  Reactivation through email and oath before the [election] officer thru video. Wait for procedure details,” Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said in a tweet on Wednesday.

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Under the Voter’s Registration Act of 1996, the Election Registration Board will “deactivate the registration and remove the registration records” of any person “who did not vote in the two (2) successive preceding regular elections as shown by their voting records.”

Comelec earlier said that more than 60 million voters had already registered for the 2022 national elections.

READ: Filipino voters reach 60 million with 2 million new registrants

Voter registration is currently suspended in areas under enhanced community quarantine.

READ: Voter registration in Metro Manila suspended during ECQ — Comelec

The deadline for voter registration is Sept. 30, 2021.

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