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No Excuses: Comelec Extends Voter Registration Hours, Adds Saturdays

In NCR and other areas in the country.
by Erwin Colcol
Oct 16, 2021
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

The Commission on Elections said it extended registration hours for voters and added Saturday signups in Metro Manila and some parts of the country to accomodate more registrants before the Oct. 31 deadline.

Starting Saturday, Oct. 16, extended weekday registration hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and additional Saturday registration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be implemented in local Comelec offices as well as in mall registration sites in the following areas:

  • All cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region
  • The municipalities of Alcala and San Quintin in Pangasinan
  • Tarlac City and the municipalities of Capas and Concepcion in Tarlac
  • All municipalities and city in Quezon Province
  • Labo, Camarines Norte
  • Castilla, Sorsogon
  • The cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu in Cebu Province


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An additional Saturday registration on Oct. 16 and 23 will also be implemented in the following areas, but weekday registration hours stay from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • The municipalities of Anda, Sto. Tomas and Sual in Pangasinan
  • The municipalities of Aringay, Balaoan and Caba in La Union
  • All cities and municipalities of Ilocos Sur
  • The municipalities of Balatan, Bula, Cabusao, Goa, Lagonoy, Libmanan, Magarao, Minalabac, Ragay, Sagñay, San Fernando, San Jose, Tigaon and Tinambac in Camarines Sur

The rest of the country will still follow the Monday to Friday voter registration period from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day is on Oct. 30, a Saturday.

The voter registration period for the 2022 elections was supposed to end on Sept. 30, but the Comelec extended it until Oct. 30 as it heeded to calls from lawmakers and the public for an extension to allow more eligible voters to sign up.

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