COMELEC says there will be no extension for voters' registration

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( Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Andres Bautista says the deadline for voters’ registration will not likely be extended for the 2016 presidential elections.


"We still have a lot of other things to prepare for the automated elections,” said Bautista according to a GMA News report. He also said that they have given sufficient time for the said registration, which began May 6 last year and is set to end on October 31.


"The deadline is fast approaching. Filipinos love to wait for the last minute," he added, reminding those eligible to vote that without biometrics, they will not be allowed to cast their choices in May next year.


COMELEC estimates that about 3.8 million Filipinos haven’t submitted their biometrics and may not be allowed to vote in the 2016 elections


Voters’ registration can be done from Mondays to Saturdays in local COMELEC offices. Satellite registration is also done in barangays, schools, and malls.


Fifty-three million voters are expected to participate in the upcoming national elections.

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