Voter Registration for 2022 National Elections Resumes in September

Except in areas under ECQ or MECQ, said the COMELEC.

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(SPOT.ph) Registration has been postponed several times amid the pandemic, but it looks like the Commission on Elections is finally making it happen. Voter registration resumes nationwide on September 1, announced the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), except in areas under ECQ or modified ECQ. For such areas, registration will automatically resume once the quarantine level shifts to a general community quarantine, modified general community quarantine, or is lifted entirely.

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You can submit your applications for registration at your local Office of the Election Officer anytime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesdays to Saturdays. It would be best to download the needed forms from the official website and fill them out before heading to the office, noted COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez in the statement. Just be sure not to sign them just yet! "The forms should be signed only in front of the Election Officer, at the COMELEC office," he added.

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Physical distancing, a limit on the number of people inside the office, and other precautions will also be put in place. An express lane will also be available for the elderly, pregnant, and persons with disability. 

If you can't wait to get your votes in for the 2022 national elections—which will decide the next president and vice president of the Philippines, among others—be sure to mark your calendars!

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For updates, follow COMELEC on Facebook. Registered voters can also verify their information through COMELEC's online precinct finder. For more information on voter registration, check out the FAQs on the COMELEC website.

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