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Voter registration to resume soon


By Leslie Ann Aquino

Voters who have yet to register will have an opportunity to do so as the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is eyeing to resume the continuing voter registration this month.


Commission on Elections (MANILA BULLETIN)

“We hope to start in June,” COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez said in an interview.

He added that they are just waiting for the approval of the Commission en banc before officially starting voter registration.

According to Jimenez, they are trying to start early in view of the many inquiries that they are getting.

“We have been getting a lot of inquiries, so there is obviously a big interest,” he said.

“The resumption of voter registration is dependent on our readiness. The fact that we are asking for it in June means we are ready,” added Jimenez.

However, the poll official does not expect many new registrants.

“In recent times, we have had several registration periods. So that might have an impact. There may not be that much,” Jimenez said.

“We now have one continuing registration period, except that it is suspended temporarily every time there is an election,” he added.

The last voter registration period was held from July 2, 2018 to September 29, 2018, and was suspended later to give way to the May 2019 midterm polls.

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