COMELEC resumes satellite registration, implements new voter registration schedule in GCQ, MGCQ areas

By Jimmyley E. Guzman

PASIG CITY, May 12 (PIA) — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced the resumption of its satellite registration and new voter registration schedule in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), or no quarantine classification.

According to COMELEC, reception of applications for registration will be from Mondays to Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO), or in satellite registration sites on Saturdays.

Satellite registration may also be conducted once during weekends, and no registration will be held at the local COMELEC office on Saturday,” said COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez.

He added that offsite registration may be conducted when the office is closed on the LGU-prescribed disinfection day and advised registrants to stay tune for announcements from their local COMELEC offices.

Meanwhile, pursuant to Resolution Nos. 10549 and 10674, interested party may request for offsite registration in their area by writing a letter to the Election Officer, subject to the following guidelines:

  1. The prospective applicants must be at least 200;
  2. Barangay halls/centers, public and private schools, and universities, malls and commercial establishments, or other public and convenient spaces may be used as satellite registration site;
  3. The site must not be owned, leased, or occupied as a residence by any incumbent local elective official or any person who is related to any local elective official within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity, or leader of any political party, or be under the actual control of a political party or religious organization;
  4.  The site must be an area that is not under any lockdown classification, or those under GCQ or MGCQ with no reported infections 14 days immediately preceding the scheduled satellite registration;
  5. Proper coordination with local health authorities; and
  6. Strict observance of the health and safety protocols under item 4 of Resolution No. 10674. (PIA NCR)