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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc on Wednesday voted to extend the voting hours for the May 9 local and national elections.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said polling places on May 9 will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., instead of the usual 3 p.m. closing hour.
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez: En banc has decided that polling places will be open on election day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.— R-A. Dioquino (@AicaDioquino) February 3, 2016
Jimenez said that based that the en banc considered the possibility of a higher voter turnout in this year's elections.
The Comelec had announced that there are a total of 54,363,329 registered voters nationwide for the May elections. —Rose-An Jessica Dioquino/ALG, GMA News