Voter registration resumes Sept. 1, COMELEC issues reminders

Published August 31, 2020, 11:26 AM

by Hanah Tabios

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) issued an advisory on Monday, Aug. 31, on the procedures when voter registration resumes on Sept. 1


COMELEC spokesperson Dir. James Jimenez said the filing of applications will now be from Tuesdays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8a.m. to 3p.m., at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) as stated in an advisory dated August 31.

There will be no satellite voter registration centers.

Those who will register are encouraged to download the application form from the Comelec website ( and fill it out. Applicant voters will be required to affix their signatures before the Election Officer at the Comelec office. The Comelec has advised those who will register to bring their own pens as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.

The Comelec is also imposing the “No Face Mask and Face Shield, No Entry” policy on the day of the filing of registration.

The mask will only be taken off during the photo session that is part of the biometrics procedure.

The COMELEC will also limit the number of registrants or transactions per day.

All other health and safety protocols, such as physical distancing, checking of body temperature, sanitizing of hands and footwear, among others will be imposed.