Comelec to study extension of voter registration for 2019 polls

MANILA The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday it has yet to determine whether it will also extend the voters' registration period for the May 2019 midterm elections.

The poll body made the statement following its decision to move the period for the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for next year's polls from Oct. 1-5 to October 11-17.

That is under consideration right now. The commission en banc will still have to decide on it, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a statement.

Earlier, some members of the House of Representatives, particularly the Makabayan bloc, has urged Comelec to extend the voters' registration for the forthcoming elections until January 13, 2019.

Jimenez noted that they are also reviewing other events in the Calendar of Activities in connection with the May 2019 polls.

The schedule of subsequent activities are currently being reviewed for possible adjustments should the need arise, he added.

For now, Jimenez said only the period for filing COCs has been reset.

The Comelec moved the COC filing period to a later date at the request of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The voters' registration period for next year's midterm polls began on July 2 and will end on September 29. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

Related posts