Changes in voter registration process to be implemented in Manila

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Starting September 1, the Commission on Elections will reopen the period for the 2022 national election.

In the city of Manila, there is little change in the registration process.

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According to Atty. Gregorio Bonifacio, election officer IV, those who want to register for the upcoming elections must first schedule before going to their office in Arroceros, due to the pandemic.

He said physical distancing needs to be maintained so they will limit the number of people who can go to register every hour.

Those who want to register can now schedule by leaving a message on the Comelec Facebook page at facebook.com/comelec.ph.

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Once scheduled, a print-out registration form will be available on the Comelec website, and it must be complete before going to their office.

Comelec earlier announced that the wearing of face shields and face masks would be strictly enforced at the start of voter registration on September 1.

The Comelec Facebook post contains the policy of “No Face Mask and No Face Shield. No Registration ” and registrants must also bring their own ballpen.

The first time voters can go to the Comelec offices every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agency’s offices carry out weekly disinfection on Sundays and Mondays.

The voters’ registration period will end in October 2021.

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Comelec Voter registration requirements

May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections:

  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections;
  2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/she proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections; and
  3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.

Any person who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections, may register as a voter. However, the reception of their applications shall commence only on May 10, 2021 (at least one year prior to election day).

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