You still have time to register!
With Commission on Elections (Comelec) extending voter registration from Oct. 11-30, many Filipinos will have the chance to vote on May 9, 2022.
In line with the extension, malls all over the country will be reopening satellite registration centers for last-minute registrants.
Through this initiative, voters will have a more convenient way to register and queues in barangays and Comelec offices will be eased.
Here are the malls that will be operating satellite voter registration centers:
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls has continued its partnership with Comelec to provide more venues for voter registration.
It will reopen its satellite voter registration centers at the following malls:
- Eastwood City in Quezon City
- Lucky Chinatown in Manila
- Uptown Bonifacio and McKinley Hill in Taguig City
- Festive Walk Iloilo in Iloilo City
Each registration site has specific schedules and is limited to residents of certain cities and districts only.
The full list and schedules may be found on the website of Megaword Lifestyle Malls.
Ayala Malls will also reopen satellite voter registration booths on select dates in 18 malls nationwide, 12 of which are in Metro Manila.
Among its malls that will be accepting registrants are the following:
- Ayala Malls Serin
- Ayala Malls Solenad
- Harbor Point
- Ayala Malls Capitol Central
- Ayala Central Bloc
- Ayala Center Cebu
For the full schedule of each mall and corresponding cities, districts, and other details, check out the list on Ayala Malls’ Facebook page.
Similar to Ayala Malls and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, SM Malls will also be reopening its voter registration sites.
While 43 SM Supermalls nationwide are participating until Oct. 30, mall registration is limited to residents of certain cities and districts.
For the full schedule of each mall and its corresponding cities and districts, check out the list on SM Malls’ website.
As the 2022 national elections draw near, Comelec urges the public to register to vote. Before heading to their chosen sites, registrants are advised to accomplish the following:
- Bring valid IDs
- Fill out and print the Voter Registration Form and Coronavirus Declaration Form that can be downloaded on Comelec’s website.
- Persons with disabilities, senior citizens with disabilities, and indigenous people must also accomplish the Supplementary Data Form.
Although malls have released schedules for voter registration, these are subject to changes depending on the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), local government units, and Comelec.
Apart from malls, citizens can register at their respective Office of the Election Officer. Meanwhile, overseas voter registration will run until Oct. 14. Registrants can visit Manila Economic and Cultural Offices (MECO) (for those in Taiwan), Philippine embassies, and consulates.
As of Sept. 11, Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas said there are 63,364,932 registered voters for the 2022 elections. – RC, GMA News