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Voter applicants form long lines again as registration resumes


The registration of voters resumed on Monday with voter applicants forming long lines again before dawn in some areas in Metro Manila.

In Quezon City, some voters showed up as early as midnight at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Barangay Sto. Cristo, according to a report by James Agustin on Unang Balita.

Because it was still curfew, they were asked to stay at the barangay hall first.

At 4 a.m., they were allowed to start falling in line on Nueva Vizcaya Street.

Voters said they are grateful that the Comelec extended the registration of voters until October 30 so they could exercise their right to vote in Eleksyon 2022.

Some of them have tried to register before for three or four times but did not make it to the cutoff.

Voters came with food and chairs, ready for the long wait. They were finally allowed to fall in line outside the Comelec office at 6 a.m. Registration will start at 8 a.m.

Barangay personnel continuously reminded voters to observe physical distancing.

Meanwhile, outside SM City North EDSA, voters slept on the floor while waiting to be allowed inside the voter registration satellite area.

Marikina City

In Marikina City, voters who were at a mall were allowed to enter the parking lot at 3 a.m. on Monday, according to a report by Bam Alegre on Unang Balita.

 

At 6 a.m., walk-in applicants were given queuing stubs.

Only 200 slots per district will be accommodated at the site.

Fifty slots meanwhile were allotted for the priority lane for senior citizens, pregnant women, persons with disability, and medical frontliners.

Caloocan City

Meanwhile, in Caloocan City, voter applicants arrived outside a mall as early as 2 a.m., according to a report on Unang Balita.

Many of them were young voter applicants.

Even if it was still curfew, they were allowed to stay at the site.

More voter registrants arrived by 4 a.m.

At 7 a.m., they were allowed to enter the mall in time for the registration at 8 a.m.

 

Pasig City

In Pasig City, voters from District 1 formed long lines as early as 4 a.m. outside the Comelec office, according to a report by Mark Makalalad on Dobol B TV.

Only 300 slots will be given at the Comelec-Pasig for voter applicants.

Voters from District 2 will have to register on Monday at SM East Ortigas.

The voters said the extension of voter registration is a big help for them as some of them tried to register before but could not make the cutoff.

 

 

—KG, GMA News