Voter’s registration to resume from July 4-23, says Comelec
MANILA, Philippines — The voter registration will resume from July 4-23, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday.
“Approval of the Resumption of Continuing Voter’s Registration from July 4-23, 2022. Resolution to be formally promulgated,” Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco told reporters in a message.
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This development comes as the Comelec prepares for the scheduled Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on December 5.
Laudiangco noted that the registration would only be less than a month, pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 8189.
“Under RA 8189 (Continuing Voter’s Registration Act), voter registration is prohibited within 120 days prior to elections,” he explained.
Thus, he added, the Comelec should publish names of voter registration applicants, set the election registration board (ERB) hearings, subject registrants to database verification, conduct ERB hearings, draft and approve the project of precincts, and cluster established precincts from July 24 to August 6.
Based on Comelec’s data, 67.4 million registered Filipino voters turned out to vote in the May 9 elections.
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