The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said it has suspended the issuance of voter’s certification from September 27 to 30, the final week of the voter’s registration period.
“Isa sa mga ginawa natin yung pagtigil sa pagi-issue ng voter’s certification, yung voter’s certification kasi dati nagi-issue pa tayo sa Comelec offices niyan kasabay ng registration,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told Unang Balita.
“Ngayon wala nang ibang activities sa Comelec offices kundi voter ‘s registration na lamang,” he added.
(We’ve suspended the issuance of voter’s certification so that Comelec offices can focus on voter’s registration.)
Registration period for new voters in the 2022 elections will end on September 30, 2021. The Comelec has so far rejected calls for a month-long extension.
Jimenez said extending the voter’s registration period for a month, as proposed by some lawmakers, would severely affect their timeline for next year’s local and national elections. —KBK, GMA News
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