Comelec eyes extension
of voter registration in areas affected by typhoon 'Lando'
By Ferdinand G.
MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is
studying the possibility of extending the voter registration period in areas
affected by typhoon “Lando”.
“Given typhoon ‘Lando’, we will look into it and we will see whether it
merits a special extension only for regions that were affected... We are
looking into that possibility of extending only for these regions,” said
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista in a press briefing on Tuesday.
He noted that there were some local Comelec offices that suspended voter
registrations due to the storm.
“We are talking about Regions 1, 2, and 3. The state of their offices before
‘Lando’, they are already in a bad state e. Baka nga after ‘Lando’ baka nga
mas matindi,” Bautista added.
The poll body chief said they would be asking feedback from their Regional
Election Directors (REDs) in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central
Luzon regarding the need to extend voter registration.
He said that they were not considering of extending the registration for the
rest of the country.
“At the moment, there is no plan to extend,” Bautista added.
Several areas in North and Central Luzon felt the onslaught of typhoon
“Lando” after it made landfall in Aurora with many areas left flooded last
The ongoing nationwide registration is set to end on Oct. 31. (PNA)