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Twenty-three (23) Senators have tabled a bill that envisages a one-month extension of voter registration for the national and local elections in May 2022.

All members, with the exception of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, supported Senate Law No. 2408, which the Senators tabled last Monday. It was sponsored in plenary on Tuesday.

The bill provides for an extension of the voter registration deadline to October 31, 2021. The Election Commission (Comelec) has set the deadline for September 30th.

“Given the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic, it is necessary to extend the voter registration to give unregistered Filipinos of voting age sufficient time to register and eventually exercise their constitutional right to vote and avoid disenfranchising large numbers of qualified voters. “Said the senators.

When submitting the bill, the senators pointed out that the electoral body had set the deadline for September 30, 2021 before the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. The series of lockdowns, especially in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ, affected the number of registered voters.

The Senators noted that Comelec reported in June 2021 that around 60 million registered voters are. This is less than the 73.3 million projected voters reported by the Philippine Bureau of Statistics (PSA) in February 2021. “As a result of the series of voter registration suspensions, the Filipino people have requested the extension of the voter registration deadline,” said the Senators.

“Comelec has the prerogative to cancel the voter registration deadline at a later date, but before the 9th.

The electoral body has reiterated its proposal to postpone the deadline to October 31, 2021 rejected, but electoral registration times extended.

In the bill, the senators noted that a 2015 Supreme Court ruling in the Comelec vs before a regular election.

They also pointed out added that the SC recognized Comelec’s prerogative in setting the registration deadline, taking administrative and other requirements into account when setting the date t would.

Last Monday, Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon threatened to cut Comelec’s proposed 2022 budget to the “lowest minimum” if they oppose calls to extend voter registration. </ The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lord Allan Velasco, has vowed to support the measure, said Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

The Senate had previously passed a resolution calling on Comelec to increase the voter registration deadline by one month to prevent a “voter deprivation” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The House of Representatives’ Suffrage and Reform Committee also adopted two resolutions on September 2 calling on the electoral body to set the deadline extend.