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Comelec extends voter registration hours, weekend schedule in NCR, 6 different areas


(INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA)

MANILA, Philippines —The Fee on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday introduced the extension the voter registration hours and days and in Metro Manila a number of different areas.

Voter registration within the chosen areas will now be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout weekdays and till 5 p.m. on Saturdays (October 16 and 23).

The next areas are coated by the prolonged working hours and days are:

Metro Manila

-municipalities of Alcala and San Quintin in Pangasinan

-Tarlac Metropolis and the municipalities of Capas and Concepcion in Tarlac

-all municipalities and metropolis in Quezon province

-Labo, Camarines Norte

-Castilla, Sorsogon

-the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu in Cebu province

In the meantime, the next areas will nonetheless retain the 8 a.m. to five p.m. registration hours, together with Saturdays:

-municipalities of Anda, Sto. Tomas and Sual in Pangasinan

-municipalities of Aringay, Balaoan, and Caba in La Union

-all cities and municipalities of Ilocos Sur

-municipalities of Balatan, Bula, Cabusao, Goa, Lagonoy, Libmanan, Magarao, Minalabac, Ragay, Sagñay, San Fernando, San Jose, Tigaon, and Tinambac in Camarines Sur

The remainder of the nation will nonetheless observe an 8 a.m. to five p.m. voter registration hours on weekdays, together with October 30, the final day of the registration which falls on a Saturday.

The prolonged registration hours will likely be carried out within the involved Places of work of the Election Officer and in mall registration websites.

“To reiterate, all kinds of software will likely be accepted, not simply people who might come from first-time registrants, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez mentioned in a press release on Saturday.

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Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez (PHOTO by RYAN LEAGOGO / INQUIRER.web)

The voter registration was prolonged from October 11 to October 30 after the unique September 30 deadline lapsed.

The voter registration interval was prolonged until the end of October to accommodate registrants who weren’t in a position to depart their residence and register because of the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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