Speaker to Comelec: Heed calls to extend voter registration

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Edu Punay – The Philippine Star September 26, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday to heed calls to extend the voters’ registration period by one month for greater participation in next year’s polls. In a statement, Velasco said the proposal in both chambers of Congress to extend the Sept. 30 deadline for registration up to Oct. 31 is necessary to ensure that every eligible Filipino can vote for their next president and new set of national and local leaders on May 9, 2022. “The right to vote in an election i…

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