Business Mirror - Nearly 900,000 join Comelec voter listing drive; registration halted for holidays

22 December 2020

By Samuel Medenilla | Business Mirror

NEARLY 900,000 more Filipinos have registered with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be able to participate in the 2022 National and Local polls.

Since the poll body resumed its voter registration on September 1, 2020, it was able to tally 863,309 people who participated in the activity.

Most or 466,271 of the registration applicants as of December 11, 2020 were female, while the remaining 397,038 were males.

The regions with the highest number of applicants were Calabarzon (129,653); Central Luzon (97,455) and the National Capital Region (84.497).

Applicants have until September 30, 2021 to become registered voters.

Comelec is temporarily suspending the registration on December 24 and December 25, as well as from December 29, 2020 to January 4, 2021 for the Christmas and New Year holidays, respectively.

Comelec said the ongoing quarantine protocols and minimum health standards due to the Covid-19 pandemic have affected the number of applicants in their voter registration.

It earlier announced another 4 million new voters are eligible to become registered voters for the 2022 National and Local elections. Samuel P. Medenilla