Voter registration resumes in August: Comelec

MANILA Filipinos who would like to register as voters may apply beginning August, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said voter registration will be held nationwide from August 1 to September 30, including Saturdays and holidays.

"Approximately two million new voters are expected to register during this period," Jimenez said.

He also said that Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) voters who have already turned 18 years old need not register anew.

"Their names will automatically be transferred from the SK List of Voters to the regular List of Voters," he added.

The poll body last enlisted voters on July 2 to Sept. 29 in 2018, when more than 2.5 million people registered.

However, it was suspended again to give way to the holding of the mid-term polls last May.

The Barangay and SK elections are scheduled to be held on the second Monday of May 2020.

The country has more than 61 million registered voters. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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