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Comelec expands ‘Register Anywhere’
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expanded its coverage of the Register Anywhere Project (RAP) being held in selected malls in Metro Manila, the Bicol Region and Central Visayas.
Applications will now be accepted from overseas voters relocating to the Philippines, residents of the city or district where the RAP sites are located, and senior citizens and persons with disability who are new registrants or will update their records.
All required application forms are available free of charge at RAP sites or may be downloaded from www.comelec.gov.ph.
Meanwhile, the RAP site at SM Southmall in Las Piñas City has been transferred to SM Sucat in Parañaque City beginning Saturday.
RAP will accept registrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend until Jan. 20 and 21.
Registration in Comelec offices nationwide is ongoing until Jan. 31 and there is no talk of an extension yet.
The Comelec is targeting around 1.5 to 2 million new voters who will be eligible to cast their ballots in the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (for voters at least 15 years old but not more than 30 years on election day) polls on Oct. 30.