No More Excuses: Voters' Registration Hours Have Been Extended

More time to book an appointment.

(SPOT.ph) Deadline for registering to vote for the 2022 National Elections is on September 2021, just a few months from now. In case you haven't gotten around to doing so, note that appointments can now be made at your nearby Commission on Elections office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesdays to Saturdays—a few more hours than originally scheduled. The extension officially begins Monday, February 15, announced the Commission on Elections a day before.

Originally, registration was done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The extended hours were put in place to ideally "help bolster voter registration turnout," said a statement from the COMELEC. Offices will be open on holidays to accomodate voters' registration as well so best plan ahead!

COMELEC voters registration hours

Registration at COMELEC is a tad different this time around due to the pandemic. Offices are given a deep cleaning at least once a week, according to the statement, and those registering must follow strict safety protocols. You can download the necessary forms before heading to the office; walk-ins are accepted but booking an appointment is definitely the safer way to go. Basically the less time you need to spend in the COMELEC office, the better. You can check out the SPOT.ph guide to registering while under quarantine for the steps.

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If you're already registered (or if you're not sure if you already did), you can verify your information by contacting your local COMELEC office

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