• Comelec not extending voters’ registration


    THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not extend the voters registration and biometrics validation even in areas lashed by typhoon Lando.

    “The recommendation is there is no need to extend in typhoon-hit areas. The disruption [caused by typhoon Lando]was not that big,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said.
    Jimenez said the registration and validation processes will end on October 31.

    He urged voters to take advantage of the remaining days and not wait until the last minute before rushing to register.

    The Comelec has expanded its satellite registration. It tapped 108 malls, 34 gymnasiums, 29 municipal halls, 18 standiums, 18 convention centers, and 12 city halls nationwide.

    The latest figures from the poll body showed that more than two million voters have not submitted themselves to biometrics validation, which could lead to their disenfranchisement next year.


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