Registration of voters will continue until the 31st of October 2012

Avoid last minute registration and long queue. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) resumed accepting applications for voter registration in all areas nationwide except the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez reminded the public that those who have reached voting age (18 years old and above) may file their applications for registration as new voters. Applications for correction of entries, change of name and transfer of registration records will likewise be accepted.

The COMELEC Exec added that voters who are already registered may also apply for Validation of their registration record to ensure that they may be able to vote in the next elections.

“Applicants should visit the local COMELEC Offices nearest them to register. We are open from Monday to Saturday, including Holidays, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring a Valid ID!” said Jimenez.

He added that Election Officers may ask for copies of applicants Birth Certificate to verify an applicant’s age and Billing Statements to verify an applicant’s residence.

Voters’ registration will run until October 31, 2012.