This article originally appeared on Philippine News Agency


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MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday approved the extension of voter registration for more than two weeks from October 11 to 30.


Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the extended voter registration would be held from Monday to Friday during office hours.


“Extension is from October 11 to 30; Mon-Friday, no Saturdays, except for the last day (Oct. 30), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.,” he said in a statement.


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For this period, all services will be offered such as reactivation and registration for new voters and reactivation.


In August, the poll body suspended voter registration in the National Capital Region after it was placed under the strictest enhanced community quarantine.


At the time, Comelec offices in the region were also closed.


The voter registration was supposed to end on September 30 but due to clamor from various groups and some lawmakers, the Comelec extended the deadline.


While most of the registration will be carried out in Comelec offices, Jimenez said registration in malls would continue.


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The registration for overseas voters has also been extended for two weeks, from October 1 to 14.


“Note that for overseas voting, the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) is not an issue, thus the extension starts immediately,” Jimenez said, referring to the filing of COCs from October 1-8. (PNA)

Note: All information in this article is accurate at the time of writing and subject to change without prior notice.

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