Comelec Voter Registration: Poll Body Announces Date of Resumption

Update on Comelec Voter Registration Resumption for Next Elections

COMELEC – The Commission on Elections announced the date of the resumption of the voter registration period.

The Elections 2022 is over. More than 60 million Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad voted in the local and national elections. Under the latter, polls for senators, vice president, and the president were held. It was an automated election using the Smartmatic machines.

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos who ran under Partido Federal ng Pilipinas won the presidential election. There were 10 candidates for president and he won a landslide victory with over 31 million votes. His running-mate, presidential daughter and outgoing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who ran under Lakas CMD won the vice-presidential race through a landslide victory, too.

Marcos and Duterte are set to begin their term on June 30 when the term of the current and outgoing administration will conclude. The President-Elect will have his inauguration on June 30 at the Philippine National Museum while the incoming vice president had her oath-taking last Sunday.

Comelec Voter Registration

Following the local and national elections that were held last May 9, barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections are set for December. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Comelec voter registration will resume this July.

The Comelec en banc gave a green signal on the resumption of the voter registration during its regular session on Wednesday as to the poll body’s spokesman, John Rex Laudiangco. Based on the report, the Comelec voter registration will resume on July 4 until July 23.

According to Laudiangco, the barangay and SK elections are set on December 5, 2022. He cited that under Republic Act 8189, “voter registration is prohibited within 120 days prior to elections” thus it is prohibited beginning August 7.

After the voter registration period, the poll body will do the following from July 24 to August 6:

  • post and publish names of voter registration applicants
  • set and conduct Election Registration Board hearings
  • subject registrants to database verification
  • approve and cluster voting precincts

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