By Angela Coloma | ABS-CBN News
MANILA - Deactivated registered voters who wish to reactivate their records at the Commission on Elections and vote for the 2022 polls could process their documents online, amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, the poll body said.
Registered voters who failed to vote in two succeeding preceding regular elections are considered "deactivated" voters, but they may reactivate their record online, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said Wednesday on Twitter.
She said deactivated voters in Regions 6, 7 and 8 can email their respective Comelec offices starting September 1 for such process, while those in Metro Manila can begin on Sept. 6, coinciding with the resumption of voter registration in areas, such as the capital region, under modified enhanced community quarantine.
The guidelines are based on Comelec Resolution 10715, detailing the step-by-step process on how to reactivate voter credentials.
The resolution, issued last August, covers the reactivation of credentials for voters who have "complete biometrics data of the city/municipality/district where they filed the said applications."
Allowed under it are the virtual submission and processing of applications for reactivation; reactivation with correction of entries; reactivation with transfer within the same city, municipality or district and the correction of entries; and reactivation with updating of records of senior citizen, PWD, and persons deprived of liberty.
Senior citizens, PWDs, and PDLs who wish to reactivate their credentials also need to download and accomplish a supplementary data form for the assistance they need during election day.
Afterwards, they can wait for the schedule of online interview and oath-taking.
Senior citizens, PWDs, and PDLs may also submit their applications through an authorized representative.
Voter registration will run until September 30 nationwide, with the Comelec reiterating that there will be no more extensions, despite calls to prolong it due to the lockdowns imposed.