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No voter registration extension, says Comelec

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Friday that voter registration will not be extended beyond the deadline on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Voter registration for the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections resumed on July 2, 2018.

In the statement, Comelec Spokesperson James B. Jimenez called on the public to “exercise patience as long queues are to be expected in the last few days of registration.”

“However, the COMELEC assures members of the vulnerable sectors such as Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and heavily pregnant women that priority lanes will be provided for them,” Mr. Jimenez was quoted as saying.

The Comelec noted that registration at the Office of the Election Officer in various cities, municipalities or district, and any satellite registration site is from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Makabayan bloc in September filed a resolution at the House of Representatives urging the Comelec to extend voter registration to Jan. 13, 2019. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas