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Comelec: More than 60,000 voters registered, filed biometrics, updated records


The Comelec is hopeful it will get more of the 13 million Filipino being encouraged to register to vote after over 60,000 voters went to election offices last May 6 to sign up, have the biometrics taken, or update their records.
 
Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca said “the public is interested in having themselves registered or fixing their registration records.”
 
Offices of election offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays 8 until October 31 to register voters.
 
“We should change our attitudes as many of us would wait for the last minute or the last day of the registration before we go to the registration centers to register. This is the best time to register as there are no long queues, they should take advantage of it," Padaca said on the Facebook account.
 
Of the 63,226 people who trooped of Comelec offices, 21,248 were new registrants, 19,472 recorded their biometrics, 10,229 individuals transferred registration to their new address, and 7,811 made corrections to their registration entries.  — ELR, GMA News