Thousands troop to Comelec offices for last day of voters' registration
MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos really love to wait for the last minute.
On Saturday, October 31, the last day of voters' registration set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), thousands of Filipinos trooped to registration sites all over the country in the hope that they can beat the deadline and vote in the 2016 polls.
Netizens from different cities tweeted their photos and shared their experiences during the registration process.
Today is the LAST DAY of voters' registration! Are you at a local Comelec office? Tweet us your photos or stories using #PHVote!— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) October 31, 2015
There were also some netizens who wondered about the quota set by some registration sites.
Meanwhile, there were some Twitter users who slammed the last-minute registrants, saying they were given more than enough time to register, have their biometrics captured, and avoid the long queue at the local Comelec offices.
#PHVote If Filipinos really love our country they should have register early so they don't miss the chance of electing a good candidate.— Sarah Sanchez (@wawhai2014) October 31, 2015
Filipinos always on the last minute, even on voting registration. #PHVote— Joan Non Villaresto (@JukayVillaresto) October 31, 2015
Should Comelec extend the voters' registration? Below are some of the responses from Twitter:
Comelec is set to work in 12-hour shifts, until as late as 9 pm, to accommodate more voters who want to register for the May 2016 elections.
What are your thoughts on the last-minute registration for the 2016 elections? Let us know in the comments section or you can write your own opinion piece on X. – Rappler.com
Who won in the 2016 Philippine elections?
Check out the 2016 official election results through the link below:
- 2016 official election results for Presidential, Vice Presidential, Senatorial, and Party list elections
Check out the 2016 unofficial election results for the national and local races through the links below
- 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections
- 2016 Philippine Vice Presidential Elections
- 2016 Philippine Senatorial Elections
- 2016 Philippine Congressional Elections
- 2016 Party List Elections
- 2016 Philippine Local Elections