THERE will be no voter registration activities on the days before and after Christmas and New Year’s Day across the country.
In a public advisory, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said there will be no voter registration activities on December 24 to 26, and December 31 to January 2.
“The Commission on Elections hereby informs the public that, pursuant to Resolution No. 10868, voter registration will not be conducted on December 24 and 31, 2022, or on Christmas Eve and the last day of the year, respectively,” said the Comelec.
“Likewise, voter registration will be suspended on December 26, 2022 and January 2, 2023, pursuant to the Memoranda of the Office of the Executive Director (OED) and the Election and Barangay Affairs Department (Ebad),” it furthered.
December 25 and January 1, meanwhile, fall on Sundays, wherein no voter registration activities are being conducted.
December 24 is a special working day, December 25 is a regular holiday and December 26 is a special non-working day.
On the other hand, December 31 is a special working day, January 1 is a regular holiday and January 2 is a special non-working day.
Under Comelec Resolution No. 10868, voter registration shall be held at the Office of the Election Officer of the city/municipality/district from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays, except when declared otherwise by the commission.
Voter registration resumed on December 12, 2022 and will run until January 31, 2023. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)