COMELEC will resume voters’ registration this August 2019

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The Commission on Elections announced that it will commence its continuing registration of voters in preparation for the May 11, 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections.

The registration will run from August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 or for a period of two months.

The COMELEC said that applications may be filed from Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8am to 5pm at the Office of the Election Officer or any satellite registration site in the locality where the registrant resides.

In the case of Puerto Princesa City, voters may visit the office of the City Election Officer located at the coliseum.

“The Commission will open the registration process on Saturdays and even holidays to allow more applicants to be accommodated, especially students and working people who may not have time during weekdays,” COMELEC Spokesperson James Jimenez said in a statement issued on July 18, 2019.

Pursuant to COMELEC Resolution No. 10549, any Filipino citizen who is not yet a registered voter, who will be at least fifteen (15) years of age on May 11, 2020, and residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months on or before Election Day is eligible to register.

Registered voters as of the May 13, 2019 midterm elections need not apply.

For purposes of the SK elections, those who will be at least fifteen (15) but not more than thirty (30) years of age on Election Day shall be included in the list of those who may vote for SK candidates.

“All types of applications will be accepted, including applications for registration, transfer of registration record, change/correction of entries, reactivation of registration record, inclusion of registration record and reinstatement of name in the list of voters. An express lane for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and pregnant applicants will be provided for their convenience,” an official statement from the COMELEC read.

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