Comelec to hold special voter registration for Marawi in October


Posted at Sep 28 2018 03:05 PM

MANILA- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday it will hold a special registration of voters in war-torn Marawi City from Oct. 1 to 15.

The scheduled special voter registration seeks to enfranchise qualified voters in the upcoming plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law as well as the 2019 midterm elections, Comelec said.

Applications for registration, as well as transfer and changes in the list of voters, should be filed personally at the Office of the Election Officer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the given schedule.

Meanwhile, voters who have already registered for the 2016 national elections and those who registered from Nov. 7, 2016 to April 29, 2017 no longer have to register anew according to Comelec.

The poll body earlier scheduled the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite on January 21, 2019 and is expecting around 2.7 million to 3.1 million voters.

Outside of Marawi City, qualified voters can only register until Saturday, Sept. 29.