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Unable to register for the recently-concluded midterm elections? You can finally exercise your right and responsibility to vote as the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is hoping to open the voter registration again soon.

In a Manila Bulletin report, COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez says they are eyeing its resumption in June, upon approval of the Commission en banc.

The immediate request to roll out the registration again is due to the numerous inquiries the agency is receiving. “We have been getting a lot of inquiries, so there is obviously a big interest,” he says. “The resumption of voter registration is dependent on our readiness. The fact that we are asking for it in June means we are ready.”

However, previously implemented continuing registration periods—suspended to give way to the 2019 elections—could affect the number of new registrants. “In recent time, we have had several registration periods, so that might have an impact,” Jimenez explains. “There may not be much.”
The last voter registration period was from July 2-September 29, 2018.

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