The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced the suspension of the ongoing voter registration in observance of the Holy Week.
Based on Comelec Resolution No. 9938, voter registration in the National Capital Region (NCR) and highly-urbanized cities is suspended on April 2, 3, and 5.
While for other cities and municipalities, voter registration will be suspended on April 2, 3, and 4.
Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said the suspension would also allow their personnel to observe their Holy Week traditions.
“This is to give our employees the opportunity to observe the Holy Week, which has become part and parcel of Filipino culture,” he said in an interview Tuesday, March 31.
Although there will be voter registration on April 1, Wednesday, the en banc said it would be from 8 a.m. to 12 noon only.
Jimenez, however, said that voter applicants may still accomplish their application forms online by using “iRehistro”.
“iRehistro” allows voters to register online and provides an opportunity for applicants to schedule their preferred time to register.
Under the system, applicants only need to visit www.iRehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph to fill-out the form and print three copies, which they will bring to their Offices of Election Officers (OEOs).
Voter registration for the May 2016 polls will resume on Monday, April 6.