Voter registration in the Philippines will resume from July 4 to 24 as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) starts its preparations for the December barangay and SK elections.
“Approval of the Resumption of Continuing Voter’s Registration from July 4-23, 2022. Resolution to be formally promulgated,” Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said.
The poll official said that the registration will only be less than a month, according to Republic Act (RA) No. 8189.
The voter registration is not only for regular voters or those 18 years old and above, but also those who are looking to vote in the SK polls.
Laudiangco cited RA 8189 (Continuing Voter’s Registration Act), saying voter registration is prohibited within 120 days prior to elections.
“The Comelec should publish names of voter registration applicants, set the election registration board (ERB) hearings, subject registrants to database verification, conduct ERB hearings, draft and approve the project of precincts, and cluster established precincts from July 24 to August 6,” he added.
The Comelec’s latest data shows there were 67.4 million registered Filipino voters during the May 9 elections.