MORE than 1,000 individuals in the National Capital Region (NCR) have applied to become registered voters in just the first day of the voter registration activities for the May 2022 national and local polls.
Data from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) shows that 1,137 have filed their applications as registered voters in the different Offices of Election Officer (OEOs) in Metro Manila last September 1.
Muntinlupa City saw the highest number of applicants with 127, followed by Valenzuela City (2nd District) with 121.
Completing the Top 10 are Makati City (2nd District) with 81, Navotas City with 69, Las Piñas City with 69, Pasig City (1st District) with 62, Pasig City (2nd District) with 51, Makati City (1st District) with 48, Mandaluyong City with 46, and Pasay City (2nd District) with 44.
The number, though, did not include those from the six OEOs in Quezon City as voter registration activities there failed to start last Tuesday as it needed to undergo “emergency disinfection.”
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said they are still collating figures from all local OEOs.
It was back in March 9 when all local Comelec offices nationwide were directed to suspend voter registration activities amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.