By Leslie Ann Aquino
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) observed a “robust turnout” on the first day of the voter registration.
At least in the National Capital Region.
“Long queues were observed in most NCR field offices even before the registration officially opened at 8 AM,” Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said in a statement.
“We are confident that today’s turnout is indicative of the Filipino people’s enthusiasm to participate in the electoral process, and that it will be an upward trend from here on out,” he added.
The system of continuing registration for the May 2019 National and Local polls will run until September 29, 2018.
According to the poll body, applications shall be personally filed at the Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) of the city/district/municipality where the applicant resides, from 8am to 5 pm, Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays.
Aside from applications for new registration, transfer/transfer with reactivation, reactivation, change/correction of entry and inclusion/reinstatement of records in the list of voters shall also be accepted.
During the said period, the Comelec will also conduct satellite registrations wherein field officials go to barangays, public plazas, schools and other public places to register voters.