Comelec adds 2.6m more voters

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MORE than 2.6 million voters have been added to the list, the Commission on Elections said on Friday, two days before the registration deadline.

Election officials expect more registrants on Saturday and Monday to add to the existing 61 million voters, Comelec said in a statement.

“Comelec has anticipated this, and we are confident that our employees in the field are prepared to handle the last-day registration scenario,” spokesperson James B. Jimenez said.

The Philippines will hold village and youth elections in May next year, unless lawmakers pass a pending bill that seeks to defer it to December 2022. — Gillian M. Cortez