Voters registration applications hit 910,000

Voters registration applications hit 910,000

/ 04:55 AM March 06, 2024

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said that it will begin its pilot testing of the “Register Anywhere” system in Metro Manila, allowing the public to register in places other than their residence.

Traditional voter registration may soon change if the Commission on Elections’ “Register Anywhere” system becomes successful in Metro Manila pilot testing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said it has received more than 910,000 applications from aspiring voters since the registration period started on Feb. 12.

Comelec Chair George Erwin Garcia said that as of March 4, there were 910,918 applications submitted nationwide, which were processed in Comelec offices, satellite registration centers and “Register Anywhere Program” stations.


The five regions with the most applicants were Calabarzon, with 165,702; Metro Manila, 140,638; Central Luzon, 98,976; Central Visayas, 70,927; and Davao, 55,315.


READ: Comelec launches ‘Register Anywhere’

The poll body targets three million new voters for next year’s midterm elections. Applicants have until Sept. 30 this year to register. —JEROME ANING

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