The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the voter registration will be extended, following public clamor and pressure from legislative branches.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez confirmed on Wednesday that the en banc “unanimously approved” the extension of the September 30 deadline.
“Extension is from October 11 to 30; Monday-Friday, no Saturdays, except for the last day (October 30), 8 am to 5 pm. All registration services offered,” Jimenez said in a tweet
Extension is from Oct 11 to 30; Mon-Friday, no Saturdays, except for the last day (Oct.30), 8AM-5PM. All registration services offered. #magparehistroka— James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) September 29, 2021
The Constitutional body also stated that it would not accept applications from October 1 to October 8 to allow candidates for the 2022 election to file certificates of candidacy.
Meanwhile, the registration period for overseas voters has been extended from October 1 to October 14.
As of September 11, the poll body had 63,364,932 registered voters, which is still 10 million short of the 73.3 million voting population projected by the Philippine Statistics Authority for 2022.