ABS-CBN News: Comelec releases add'l details on voter registration resumption in MECQ areas

News & Interviews
2 September 2021

By Angela Coloma | ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday released additional details on the resumption of voter registration in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine, which begins Sept. 6.

In a press release, the poll body said that voter registration will run from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon in MECQ areas, Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays.

Press Release: Voter Registration Resumes in MECQ [email protected] @Atty_Lai pic.twitter.com/aEzwPZYytV — COMELEC (@COMELEC) September 2, 2021

Applications may be submitted at the Office of the Election Officer or through the satellite registration sites found in malls.

The Comelec said the following types of applications may be submitted via email or through an authorized representative:

  • reactivation
  • reactivation with correction of entries
  • reactivation with transfer within the same locality
  • reactivation with transfer within the same locality and correction of entries
  • reactivation with updating of records of senior citizens, persons with disability, and persons deprived of liberty.

Schedules for satellite registration will be available on the Comelec's official social media pages and the bulletin boards of district, city, municipal halls and OEOs, it said.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said registration in MECQ areas will be carried out "in a limited capacity" to comply with health protocols.

It will also use an appointment system but allow walk-in applicants "through a strict numbering or other system."

The Comelec reiterated that voter registration in ECQ areas are suspended, while voter registration in areas under GCQ and modified GCQ remains to be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and holidays.

Registration for the May 2022 elections will run until September 30, 2021. The Comelec has reiterated in the past that no extensions will be given.