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Voter registration for May 2022 polls resumes on January

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By Leslie Ann Aquino 

Those planning to register for the May 2022 polls may do so starting next year.

Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez and Dir. Divina Blas-Perez of the Election and Barangay Affairs Department (MANILA BULLETIN)

Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez and Dir. Divina Blas-Perez of the Election and Barangay Affairs Department
(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

This, as the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is eyeing to resume the registration of voters in January.

“That may come by January. So we still have a couple of weeks more to prepare for that,” Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said in an interview.

Although they have no target number yet, he said they are hoping more will register.

“We have yet to come up with a target number. But we did surpass the last target that we set,” said Jimenez.

“Hopefully, we can have a higher number,” he added.

In the last voter registration period, applications from regular registrants reached more than 3 million which was higher than the initial target of 2 million.

Last week, the Comelec said it will now focus in preparing for the 2022 presidential polls.

The poll body said this after President Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11462, postponing the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls from May 2020 to December 2022.

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