JTF COVID Shield encouraged the youth and the elderly to delay plans to register for 2022 elections.
The Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF COVID Shield) on Friday encouraged the public — especially the youth and the elderly — to postpone plans to register for 2022 elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This, as JTF COVID Shield Commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said that it’s not prohibited, however, the situation was like having a mass gathering.
Eleazar also said that the youth and the elderly shouldn’t keep up as it was dangerous for them since the voters’ registration for the 2022 elections would last until September 2021.
The Metro Manila Council had reportedly asked the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the COVID-19 response to delay the registration because of the continuous increase of coronavirus infections.
Eleazar also said that the Joint Task Foce COVID Shield urge their compatriots that they hoped they could discourage senior citizens, the elderly, and minors from registering while there’s no suspension.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) continued the voters’ registration for the 2022 elections last September 1, 2020, in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ). Also, the Comelec resumed the overseas voter registration last September 1, 2020, for those Filipinos who would be abroad from April 9 to May 9, 2022.
The poll also set health and safety guidelines such as wearing of face masks and face shields for the registration.