TO enhance the variety of certified voters for the 2022 polls, the Fee on Elections (Comelec) prolonged its registration hours and days, in addition to licensed the automated inclusion of certified Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) voters to the common voters checklist.
Beginning on Monday, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez stated their Workplace of Election Officers (OEO) will now accommodate voter registration utility for native voters on Tuesdays to Saturdays, together with holidays, from 8 am to five pm.
Previous to the stated announcement, registration in OEOs was held from Mondays to Thursdays from 8 am to three pm.
Comelec’s Workplace for Abroad Voting (OFOV) additionally declared an analogous extension for individuals who will probably be voting from overseas subsequent 12 months.
COMELEC-OFOV Director Sonia Bea Wee-Lozada stated they are going to now settle for voter registration utility from Mondays to Fridays(excluding holidays) in designated abroad voting native registration facilities such because the Comelec-OFOV Workplace in Intramuros, Manila and the Division of Overseas Affairs (DFA)-ASEANA Constructing in Parañaque.
Previous to stated change, for abroad voters was solely held from Mondays to Thursdays (excluding holidays).
She stated in addition they adjusted the registration time: from 8 am to 4 pm, it’s now 8 am to five pm.
Comelec additionally issued Decision No. 10693, which allows SK voters aged 18 and above by subsequent 12 months to forgo the necessity to register once more to take part within the 2022 common polls.
Those that are 18 to 30 years outdated will probably be included within the checklist of voters for each SK and the common polls.
In the meantime, those that will probably be aged over 30 subsequent 12 months will probably be faraway from the SK voters checklist and simply included within the common election voters checklist.
To notice, the legislation permits these aged 15 to 30 years outdated to take part within the SK elections.
Comelec stated the “streamlined” measures for SK voters goals to reduce the variety of candidates within the OEOs amid the pandemic.
It additionally goals to extend the variety of certified voters for the elections subsequent 12 months.
Final month, election officers expressed concern after just one.1 million of the estimated 4 million eligible new voters subsequent 12 months had managed to register.
The deadline for the registration is on September 30, 2021.