Comelec Releases Schedule and Guidelines for Next Voter Registration

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced on Saturday, August 15, that it will resume the voter registration on September 1.

Comelec Releases Schedule and Guidelines for Next Voter Registration
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According to Comelec, the nationwide voter registration will resume next month except in areas under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

ECQ has been lifted in certain areas across the country due to the widespread COVID-19.

On the other hand, the voter registration in the places under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) and General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) “shall automatically be suspended upon the upgrading of their quarantine status to MECQ or ECQ.”

Application forms which can be downloaded through its official website may be submitted at the Office of the Election Officer from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, Tuesday to Saturday.

James Jimenez, the spokesperson of the Commission on Elections has reminded the applicants that they should not sign the downloaded application forms without the presence of an election officer.

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Applicants are said to bring their own pens when coming to the Comelec office to sign the application form.

Wearing of face mask and face shield is required in order to ensure the observance of minimum health standards.

The applicants are also required to fill out the declaration form wherein they need to disclose their recent health status and travel history.

“Persons exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 infection will not be allowed to enter the office, and will be advised to seek medical assistance,” Comelec noted.

“Members of vulnerable sectors, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women will be provided an express lane,” added the commission.

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Source: CNN Philippines

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