Tiniyak ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) sa mga botanteng nais magparehistro na bukas during weekdays ang satellite voter registration sa mga malls.
Ang nationwide voter registration ay nakatakdang matapos sa September 30, 2021.
Ayon kay Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez sa launching ng synchronized mall registration sa Robinsons Place Manila noong September 11, “They're open not just weekends.
"There are voter registration centers in malls that are open even during weekdays.
“There are many opportunities for voters to register. We are open until September 30, so there is still time.”
Sinabi ni Jimenez na napili ng Comelec ang mga malls bilang venue sa voter registration dahil malawak ang area ng mga ito para mapapanatili ang social distancing ng mga magpaparehistro.
Dagdag pa niya, “Malls have resources that Comelec offices do not have. There are a lot of reasons why it’s ideal to go to the mall for registration.
“We started in 2016 and it was proven to be a successful model to continue in the future.”
Ipinatutupad naman ayon sa opisyal ang cut-off system, depende sa kakayahan ng registration machines.
Paliwanag ni Jimenez, “Regarding the cut-off, that is a practical problem. The cut-off is dictated by how many the machines can handle.
"Because as for our machines, it's not a simple matter of just entering the names, there is a process.
“If you are looking at the number of people in a day that you can serve, it has a natural limit.”
Bukod sa Robinsons Malls, may mga satellite registration centers din sa Ayala Malls at SM Malls sa buong bansa.
Ipinapaalala sa mga magpaparehistro na kailangan nilang magdala ng valid ID at photocopy nito, sariling ballpen, at alcohol o hand sanitizer.
Dapat ding nakasuot sila ng face mask at face shield.