Comelec breaches 3 million target of new voter registrants

Comelec breaches 3 million target of new voter registrants

/ 05:42 AM May 21, 2024

Comelec chair George Erwin Garcia

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections on Monday breached its three million target of new voter registrants, according to poll body chairman George Erwin Garcia.

Garcia said that a total of 3,020,999 voters were registered as of Monday, including 1,462,493 for males and 1,558,506 for females.


Most of the voter registrants came from Metro Manila, at 440,857.


READ: No extension of voters’ registration after Sept. 30, 2024 — Comelec

While three million voters will be added to the number of registrants, a total of 4.2 million registrants will be deactivated over failure to cast their ballot for two consecutive elections.

With all of this taken into account, the total number of registered voters in the country is now at around 68 million.

Voter registration began on February 12 and will run until September 30. The poll body is not inclined to extend the deadline due to time constraints ahead of the 2025 midterm elections.

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