Voter registration for barangay, SK polls to start in August


Posted at Jun 21 2019 01:26 PM

FILE PHOTO: Residents register as voters in Quezon City. September 28, 2018. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Voter registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will start in August, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday.

About 2 million new voters are expected to register during the 2-month period, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told reporters.

"Voter registration is expected to run from August 1 to September 30, 2019, inclusive of Saturdays and holidays," he said.

"Sangguniang Kabataan voters need not register anew upon turning 18 [because] their names will automatically be transferred, from the SK List of Voters to the regular List of Voters," he said.

The synchronized elections for village and youth leaders will be held in May 2020.