Senate delays Comelec budget, ramping up pressure to extend voter registration

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Philippine Star September 24, 2021 | 6:07pm MANILA, Philippines — A Senate panel on Friday deferred deliberations on the Commission on Election’s proposed budget for 2022 in a move to further pressure the poll body to extend the voter registration period by a month. This comes after senators agreed earlier this week to use all means available to compel Comelec to move the registration deadline from September 30 to October 31, alarmed by reports of long lines at registration venues unable to accommodate all those hoping to cast their vote next year. Comelec had so far rejected calls and formal res…

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