Comelec logs 2.93 million new voters in final tally
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has logged 2,937,807 newly-registered voters, according to John Rex Laudiangco, spokesperson of the poll body.
According to Laudiangco, the final tally is broken down as follows:
- 1,815,174 – aged 15 to 17
- 963,756 – aged 18 to 30
- 158,877 – aged 31 and above
July 23 is the last day for voter registration for the Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections set for Dec. 5.
According to Laudiangco, the Voters Registration Act of 1996 prohibits registration 120 days before an election.
The 120th day before Dec. 5 is Aug. 7.
Laudiangco said the posting of voters’ applications would only be allowed until July 25 and the last day to submit opposition to the voters’ application would only be accepted until July 28.
The registration board hearing for all kinds of voters’ registration applications begins on Aug. 1. These include transfer, reactivation, reinstatement, inclusion, overseas to local, and correction or change of entries.
Because of this, Comelec only has four days left or from Aug. 2 to 6 to arrange the established precincts, split or create new precincts, subject all applications to the automated fingerprint identification system and approve the project of precincts.
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