Voter registration resumes in GCQ, MGCQ satellite sites, says Comelec

by Erwin Colcol
May 12, 2021
Registration sites in the provinces under GCQ and Modified GCQ will be accepting voter registration applications from Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PHOTO/S: Dan Dennis on Unsplash

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has resumed satellite voter registration and implemented a new registration schedule in areas under General Community quarantine (GCQ), modified GCQ, or no quarantine classification beginning May 10.

Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) may accept voter registration applications from Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or in satellite registration sites on Saturdays.

Registration areas will be disinfected at the end of each working day, but OEOs are still mandated to follow the disinfection day prescribed by their local government, if any.

"Satellite registration may also be conducted during weekdays, and no registration will be held at the local COMELEC office on Saturdays. However, offset registration may be conducted when the office is closed on the LGU-prescribed disinfection day," said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.

"As the schedule may vary per locality, the public is advised to stay tuned to the announcements of their local Comelec offices," he added.

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The COMELEC previously shortened the daily voter registration hours until April 4 following the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

At press time, Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Batangas, Quezon, Iligan City, Davao City, Lanao del Sur, and Puerto Princesa City are under GCQ until May 31.

The rest of the country is under MGCQ

Meanwhile, the following areas are still under MECQ:

  • National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Ifugao, and Zamboanga City- until May 14
  • Santiago City in Isabela and the provinces of Quirino and Abra- until May 31.
  • Cagayan, Apayao, and Benguet provinces- until May 23.

Voter registration in time for the 2022 elections is until September 30, 2021. The COMELEC is targeting to register seven million new and deactivated voters before the registration deadline.

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Registration sites in the provinces under GCQ and Modified GCQ will be accepting voter registration applications from Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PHOTO/S: Dan Dennis on Unsplash
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