Those who registered in SK elections need not register anew –Comelec

Published September 20, 2020, 9:16 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Those who registered in the Sangguniang Kabataan elections need not register anew in the ongoing voter registration for the May, 2022 polls, said the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez explained that SK voters are automatically included in the list of “regular” voters for those aged 18 and up.

“Kung nagparehistro nung nakaraan for SK elections, hindi na siya kailangan magparehistro ngayon dahil automatic na nasa list of voters na siya for 18 and above (If they registered in the last SK elections, they don’t need to register this time because they are automatically in the list of voters for those 18 years old and above),” he said in a video blog. 

“Not to worry anymore about that. Good na yan (They don’t have to worry anymore about that. That’s already good),” added Jimenez.

As to those who want to verify their registration, he said, they may call the local poll office where they registered.

“Kung gusto mo talaga verify, what you can do is to call the Comelec kung saan sya nagparehistro to validate (If you really want to verify it, what you can do is to call the Comelec, where they previously registered, to validate),” said Jimenez. 

Voter registration for the May, 2022 polls already resumed last September 1 except in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified ECQ. 

The poll body said voter registration will automatically resume in areas under ECQ or MECQ once the 
quarantine status is either downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) or modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), or if quarantine is lifted entirely.

It added that voter registration in areas not currently under quarantine, or which are under MGCQ or GCQ, shall 
automatically be suspended upon the upgrading of their quarantine status to MECQ or ECQ. 

According to the Comelec, applications for registration may be submitted from Tuesday to Saturday, 8 A.M. to 3 P.M., 
at the Office of the Election Officer.