Comelec receives more than 1.3 million applications for voter registration

Published February 26, 2021, 11:08 AM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

More than 2 million Filipinos have so far filed their applications for voter registration for the May 2022 polls.


Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez revealed that they have received 1.9 million applications since Sept. 1, 2021 since they started the registration activities. 

“In addition, there are also some 500,000 that applied back in January 2020,” he said in an interview during their voter registration information drive in Quezon City, Friday, February 26.

Jimenez, however, said that the figure was still far from their four million target. With this, they were encouraging qualified voters to register, he said.

“The numbers are still not enough because our target is four million,” he said.

“Do not be afraid (to register). Since we resumed registration, there have been zero cases of transmission registered in our Comelec offices. So it is safe to get registered,” added Jimenez.

He reminded the public to follow the health protocols inside local Comelec offices. 

Qualified voters may register at the Office of the Election Officer (OEOs) from Tuesdays to Saturdays (including holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voter registration activities for the May 2022 polls started in January 20, 2020 but was suspended on March 9, 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 

It resumed on Sept. 1, 2020 and will run until Sept. 30, 2021.