No voter registration on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday — Comelec

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced Wednesday that the ongoing nationwide voter registration will take a break for two days this Holy Week.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez advised that voters’ registration centers across the country will be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

He noted that local poll body offices will again start accepting applications for registration on Black Saturday until April 29, the last day of registration.

Earlier, Jimenez urged qualified voters to register for them to be able to participate in the October Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

The Comelec added that the voters’ registration procedure which started last November 7 will have no extension.

All types of applications will be accepted at the OEO from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays.

Comelec data showed that they have received a total of 2,174,601 applications for registration from Nov. 7, 2016 to March 25, 2017.

Applications received from regular registrants were 1,558,892, while those from SK registrants numbered at 615,709.

There were around 54 million registrants for the May 2016 national and local elections.