Comelec records over 1 million voter registrants
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said it had recorded 1,024,521 voter registrations as of Jan. 13, ahead of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) elections.
The Comelec opened its latest leg of voter registration on Dec. 12 and is set to last until the end of January.
“Based on the last update on registration as of January 13, 2023, the running total of registration applications is already at 1,024,521, which we expect to significantly increase as we include the final output of last week, as well as the still ongoing reception of applications,” said Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco.
Laudiangco, however, also noted that the latest figures do not reflect the total number of registrants from its Register Anywhere Project, which has so far collected a total of 3,992 registrations as of Jan. 15.
The said project allows the public to register in places other than their residence from Dec. 17, 2022 to Jan. 25, 2023.
The Comelec earlier launched voter education seminars to boost the number of registered voters nationwide, prioritizing far-flung areas with low voter turnout.