Comelec extends voter registration hours, to include holidays

By Jimmyley E. Guzman

PASIG CITY, Feb. 15 (PIA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) extends voter registration hours starting today, February 15, to boost voter registration turnout for the elections in May 2022.

According to the Comelec, all Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) nationwide will be open to receive applications for voter registration from Tuesdays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Some 1.3 million eligible new voters have yet to register for the 2022 national elections, according to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.

Registrants are advised to book an appointment at and fill up the application form. 

The public is urged to bring the back-to-back copy printed on a long bond paper to the Comelec office along with a valid government ID showing residence and birth information.

The Comelec also said the designated disinfection day will be moved from Fridays to Mondays, in addition to the daily disinfection measures.

However, it said if the local government unit (LGU) prescribes another day for disinfection and such is within the workweek, the OEOs shall also observe the LGU disinfection day on top of the Monday disinfection day.

The Commission added that during disinfection, all Comelec offices nationwide will be closed and there will be no transactions with the public. Comelec’s departments and offices instead may be reached via official email addresses and through social media channels.

For more information, visit the Comelec website or its official social media pages. (PIA NCR)