COMELEC: October 31 is the last day for voters' registration

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( Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Andres Bautista said there are no plans to extend the October 31 deadline of registration for voters, but they are considering giving more time to enlist for areas hit by the typhoon Lando. “This will be the last week and there will be no more extension,” Bautista said over the weekend. He reiterated that the voters were given enough time, as registration started in May 2014. 


Bautista encouraged those who are interested to vote in the 2016 presidential elections to take advantage of the six remaining days and register, instead of relying on an extension. “Basta magparehistro na lang po tayo agad dahil ilang araw na lang,” he said.


For its Huling Hirit campaign, COMELEC offices have started 12-hour operations nationwide for the last stretch of enlisting. Aside from the 40 on-call reinforcement teams, the election body sought the participation of 108 malls, 76 covered courts, 34 gymnasiums, 29 municipal halls and 18 town plazas, and more establsihments nationwide for satellite registration from October 17 to 31.


Bautista said that there are still nearly six million unclaimed voters’ identification cards in local COMELEC offices. However, he said that it was not a requirement to vote in the May 9 elections. Voters can check the availability of their voter’s ID here


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