Comelec imposes ‘no face shield, no registration’

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The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has warned the public, especially those who register or renew, that the wearing of face shields and face masks will be strictly enforced at the start of on September 1.

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

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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.

In order not to speed up the registration, the public is advised first to download their application forms at www.comelec.gov.ph, but they must fill out or fill it out right in front of the Election Officer.

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Comelec Voter registration requirements

May 11, 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:

  1. Barangay Elections:
    1. At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 11, 2020 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 11, 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections; and
    3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.
  2. Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:
    1. At least fifteen (15) but not more than thirty (30) years of age and a residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months on or before May 11, 2020 elections; and
    2. Registered voters as of May 13, 2019 elections shall not register anew.

First time registrants who will register during the resumption of the system of registration of voters and who are eighteen (18) but not more than thirty (30) years old, shall be automatically included in the list of voters for the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK).

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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