Comelec en banc ‘unanimously approves’ voter registration extension — Jimenez
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) en banc unanimously approved on Wednesday the extension of voter registration for the 2022 national elections, its spokesperson James Jimenez confirmed.
“Extension is unanimously approved. Details to follow,” Jimenez told reporters in a Viber message thread.
Jimenez said the voter registration period will now be from October 11 to 30. The deadline of registration was initially set on September 30.
The registration will temporarily stop when the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspiring candidates starts — October 1 to October 8 — and will resume from October 11 to 30.
It was initially reported that the voter registration will be extended to October 9 to 31, from the original Sept.30 deadline.
Jimenez, however, in a later press briefing, said that the actual extension period is from October 11 to 30, noting that October 9 and 10 fall on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The voter registration will be open from Monday to Friday, and there will be no Saturday registration except for the last day on October 30, according to Jimenez.
Jimenez said the registration hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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