Last Aug. 18, Comelec announced that it would not be extending the voter registration period, opting to keep it to the Sept. 30 deadline. This has posed problems considering areas of the country have been put under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
Today, as the final month for registration rolls in, Comelec approved voter registration for areas under MECQ. Registration will be carried out from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in MECQ areas starting Sept. 6. Voter registration in malls will also be allowed.[READ: LIST: Register to vote at these mall satellite voting centers]
Areas under general community quarantine and modified general community quarantine have voter registration days extended 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturdays and holidays.
For those who are still in the process of registering to vote, here’s a handy voter’s registration guide delivered by our national heroes. Meanwhile, delisted voters can reactivate their status through email.