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New voters’ registration Jan. 20

Registration for new voters will resume on Jan. 20, including voters whose names were removed from the Commission on Elections list of voters for failing to vote in two consecutive elections, the poll body said.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said applications for registration, transfer of registration records, change/correction of entries in the registration record, reactivation of registration record, and reinstatement of name in the list of voters will be accepted.

Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens as well as members of Indigenous Peoples or Indigenous Cultural Communities and other members of vulnerable sectors may also update their records.

Applications and updating of records shall be done personally at the Office of the Election Officer of the city or municipality where the applicant resides, Mondays to Saturdays including holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The registration period will run until Sept. 30, 2021, except on April 9 and 10 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday), Dec. 25, 2020 (Christmas Day), and April 1 and 2, 2021 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday). In view of the conduct of the plebiscite in the 23 municipalities of the province of Palawan on May 11, 2020, registration therein will not be conducted.

Those who will be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day, or on May 9, 2022, who is a resident in the Philippines for at least one year and in the place where he or she intends to vote for at least six months on or before Election Day, may register.

Meanwhile, registered voters as of the May 13, 2019 midterm elections need not apply anew.

Topics: Commission on Elections , James Jimenez , Indigenous Cultural Communities , Indigenous Peoples
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