BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- The Commission on Elections encourages Filipinos to register now as voter registration for the 2022 national and local electionsstarted last January 20.
COMELEC Baguio Election Officer lawyer John Paul Martin said the COMELEC is now accepting 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.
Application and updating of records shall be done personally at the Office of the Election Officer of the city or municipality where the applicants reside from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mondays to Saturdays including holidays except on April 9 and 10, 2020 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday), December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day), and April 1 and 2, 2021 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday).
The registration period will run until September 30, 2021.
Those who can register are Filipinos who will be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day on May 9, 2022, who are residents in the Philippines for at least one year , and have been residing in place where they intend to vote for at least 6 months on or before Election Day.
Registered voters as of the May 13, 2019 midterm elections need not apply again, Comelec stated.
The Commission per Resolution No. 10635 decided to commence the resumption of voters this month instead of the July 6, 2019, in view of the postponement of the May 11, 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections pursuant to Republic Act. No 8189.
Martin said that while the end of voter registration is on September 30, 2021, would -be registrants should register earlier and not wait for the deadline. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)