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In search of larger turnout for 2022 polls, Comelec extends voter registration hours

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(Philstar.com) – February 14, 2021 – 1:19pm

MANILA, Philippines — Voter registration hours all through the nation have been prolonged and now embrace holidays to encourage extra Filipinos to register and vote in 2022, the elections fee mentioned Sunday.

Comelec mentioned its workplaces will settle for registrations from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to five p.m., with the schedule taking impact beginning tomorrow, February 15 till end-September.

“The designated disinfection day shall be moved from Fridays to Mondays,” the company mentioned, “along with each day disinfection measures being performed.”

Filipinos overseas between April 10 to Could 9, 2022, in the meantime, could register as abroad voters, with the final day for functions set on September 30 of this yr.

The ballot physique launched final week its dates for submitting of candidacies and different election-related actions, with the essential resolution day to be held greater than a yr from now.

Comelec officers have urged extra people of voting age to register, with spokesperson James Jimenez saying that whereas 1,000,000 new voters had been recorded by mid-January, the hassle had been sluggish attributable to coronavirus pandemic-related curbs.

Earlier in February, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon urged the youth to participate too, saying the company is eyeing some three million 18-year-old voters for 2022.

She mentioned turnout of registrants had been dismal in areas like Metro Manila, the place solely 260,000 of the greater than 462,000 goal have signed up, 112,000 out of 314,320 in Western Visayas and solely 130,000 thus far in Japanese Visayas from their objective of 323,000.

The Comelec scheduled the marketing campaign interval for candidates for president, vice chairman, senator and party-lists from February 8 to Could 7, 2022, whereas the marketing campaign interval for candidates for congressmen and elective native officers is from March 25 to Could 7, 2022.

Submitting of candidacies is about from October 1 to eight, with the marketing campaign interval for nationwide positions from February 8 to Could 7, 2022.

The marketing campaign interval for these working for Home seats and for native positions, in the meantime, is from March 25 and can additionally finish two days earlier than the Could 9 election day. — Christian Deiparine with studies from Xave Gregorio, and The STAR/Sheila Crisostomo

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