Voter Registration Extended until January 9, 2010

The Supreme Court has extended voter registration for the 2010 Philippine elections and ordered Comelec to reopen the registration of voters until January 9, 2010.

Citing sec. 8 of RA 8189, the Court held that Congress itself has determined that the period of 120 days before a regular election and 90 days before a special election is enough time for the COMELEC to make all the necessary preparations with respect to the coming elections.

Read the full text of the Supreme Court Decision

So everyone who were not able to register on the deadline last October 31, you now have the chance to register until January 9, 2010 for you to be able to vote in the 2010 national and local elections.

Update 12/16/09:

In an interview with Manila Bulletin (www.mb.com.ph), Comelec Law Department Director Ferdinand T. Rafanan bares the tentative dates for registration as follows: December 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29. "The posting of the list of applications for registration is tentatively set on January 4 while the filing of opposition to any application for registration is on January 6," Rafanan said.