PSA: Voter’s Registration Starts This February 12
The next Philippine local elections are happening in 2025, which is why the COMELEC set February 12 as “National Voters Day.”
In case you don’t know, the next Philippine elections are scheduled for 2025 as the country votes for their local executives. This means that voters will elect six senators and local government executives to handle the country’s day-to-day affairs and lead the country.
With this, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced that they’ve declared February 12 as National Voters Day or “Pambansang Araw ng mga Botanteng Pilipino.”
“COMELEC made this declaration of National Voter’s Day to emphasize the importance of being a registered voter and explain the processes of registration and elections to the Filipino people,” COMELEC Chairman George Garcia explained.
COMELEC also announced that there will be a series of activities in all offices to encourage and pique interest in registering as voters and spread awareness of the importance of voting for next year’s elections. The issuance of voter’s certification in many COMELEC offices will be free of charge on the said date.
Registration to vote is until September 30, 2024.
The Right to Vote
The announcement comes as the country gears up for the 2025 local elections next year. Aside from six senators, local government executives—including the governor, mayor, district congressman/woman, and councilors will be elected into office.
All citizens have the right to vote. Through the ballot, he or she will put someone to lead them in their areas of concern and the country.
To reach many people, the COMELEC will be conducting a voter’s education and registration fair and will be traveling around the country. Some cities they will go to include Pasay, Quezon City, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Cagayan, Cebu, Leyte, and Lanao del Sur.
The group will also head to the Panabenga Festival on February 25 to promote voter’s registration.