COMELEC extends suspension of voter registration to April 30

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) – The Commission on Elections extended on Friday the suspension of the voter registration period amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From March 31, the nationwide suspension of voter registration was moved to April 30.

The suspension covers voter registration conducted in all COMELEC offices in cities and municipalities, as well as all satellite registration activities.

The issuance of voter’s certification, both in the main and field offices, remains suspended until further notice.

The next national elections will be on the second Monday of May 2022, when the country will elect a new president.

As of Friday, the Philippines has confirmed 803 cases of COVID-19. The country's death toll from the viral disease is now at 54, with 31 recoveries.