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Registered voters for 2022 elections now at 61.06M
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday disclosed that the number of registered voters for the May 2022 presidential polls have already surpassed 60 million.
During the launch of the voter registration at SM Supermalls, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said registered voters already hit 61.06 million.
Jimenez said the figures are as of July and are still expected to increase.
The voter registration period is until September 30, 2021. However, voter registration activities are suspended in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ.
While it rejected calls to extend the voter registration deadline to October 31, the Comelec has extended registration hours starting last August 23.
The modified registration schedule is now from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The previous schedule was from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, the poll body also opened voter registration on Saturday and during holidays, which will have a schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.