Voters' registration suspended amid enhanced community quarantine

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 28 2020 12:20 AM

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced Friday the suspension of voters' registration from Tuesday, March 31 until April 30, 2020 amid the enhanced community quarantine caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a statement, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the suspension covers voter registration in all Comelec offices in cities and municipalities, as well as all satellite registration activities.

"Likewise, the issuance of voter’s certification both in the Main and Field Offices will remain suspended until further notice," he said.

"As the entire nation battles this crisis, the public is advised to take all the necessary precautions against infection and transmission," he added.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier placed the country under a state of public health emergency to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Comelec began a new round of voter registration last Jan. 20 which will run until Sept. 30, 2021.