Voter registration reached 88k on first day –Comelec

The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said that a total of 88,809 people registered on the first day of nationwide registration ahead of the 2025 national and local Elections.

Comelec said Region IV-A had the most voter registrations with 14,754, followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 10,623, and Region III with 10,143 registrations.

Region VII placed fourth with 7,890 registrations, while Region I had 6,705 registrations and came in fifth. 

Meanwhile, the COMELEC main office had the least sign ups with just over 412 registrations.

Other regions were able to achieve the following number of registrations on Monday:

Region VI: 4,474 registrations Region XI: 4,713 registrations Region X: 4,197 registrations Region XII: 3,846 registrations Region VIII: 3,444 registrations Region II: 3,430 registrations Region V: 3,349 registrations CARAGA: 3,206 registrations Region IX: 3,162 registrations BARMM: 1,781 registrations Region IV-B: 1,508 registrations CAR: 1,172 registrations

COMELEC, on Feb. 1, declared Feb. 12 as “National Voter’s Day” and stated that the issuance of a voter’s certification will be free of charge.

The poll body also launched a special Register Anywhere program in Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila, Baclaran Church, and other locations.

The voter’s registration period before the 2025 elections would be Feb. 12 to Sept. 30 on Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a brief suspension on Mar. 28 to Mar. 30 in observance of the Holy Week. —Jiselle Anne Casucian/ VAL, GMA Integrated News

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