Comelec says those who will turn 15 y/o on or before Dec 5 qualified to register for SK

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said those who will turn 15 years old on or before December 5, 2022 are eligible to apply as Sangguniang Kabataan voters.


"Not yet 15 years old during the voter registration period? But if you will be 15 y. o. on or before December 5, 2022, you are qualified to register as an SK voter," the Comelec said in a Facebook post.

In Resolution No. 10798, the poll body said, applicants as SK voters must be Filipino citizens, at least 15 but not more than 30 years of age come Election Day, and is residing in the barangay for at least six months on or before Dec. 5, 2022.

"Any person, who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before the Dec. 5, 2022 Elections, may register as a voter," it said.

As of July 12, the Comelec said the number of new registrants was at 909,687.

These are voters aged 15 to 17 years old 571,740; 18 to 30 years old 289,206; and 31 years old and above 48,741.

Voter registration for the Dec. 5 Barangay and SK polls resumed last July 4 and will end on July 23, 2022.