For those who missed the last period of registration or only recently turned 18, don’t miss your chance this time to become a registered voter. Registration will be open for 2 months, from August 1 to September 30. Applications will be open from Monday to Saturday including holidays, from 8 AM to 5 PM. The voter’s registration is for both the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls and Barangay elections. It will also be valid for future Presidential and general elections.
According to the Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez, “All types of applications will be accepted, including registration, transfer of registration record, change/correction of entries, reactivation of registration record, inclusion of registration record and reinstatement of name in the list of voters.”
COMELEC will also be conducting satellite registration of voters nationwide in order to increase registration turnout. These satellite registration offices may be set up in barangay centers, malls, public or private schools, and more.
Jimenez explains: “the Comelec has been conducting mandatory satellite registration activities to bring the registration process closer to the people. It is our way of reaching out to every single Filipino citizen eligible to register but cannot go to their local Comelec offices due to schedule or travel constraints.”
Qualifications to become a registered voter include being at least 15 years of age for SK voter, and at least 18 years of age for regular voter on May 11, 2020. You must also be a resident of the Philippines for at least 1 year and of your barangay for at least 6 months.
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