COMELEC offices in NCR plus remain closed during extended ECQ

COMELEC Spokesperson James Jimenez (Philippine News Agency file)

PASIG CITY, April 6 (PIA) -- The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today announced that its offices will remain closed in areas still under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

COMELEC Spokesperson James Jimenez said all its offices in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal will remain temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 threat.

Likewise, from April 5 to 11, voter registration will still be suspended in all Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) in NCR Plus, as well as in the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) in the main office and in satellite offices.

The issuance of voter’s certification in said OEOs and COMELEC main office in Intramuros, Manila will likewise remain suspended during the same period.

Despite the physical closure of COMELEC offices in NCR Plus, we will continue to discharge our duties and serve the public,” Jimenez said.

He added that e-filing of documents may be done pursuant to the COMELEC guidelines on electronic filing.

Under Resolution No. 10673, the COMELEC will continue receiving, via e-mail, petitions, verified pleadings, memoranda, comments, briefings, and other submissions in PDF format.”

Meanwhile, for the rest of the OEOs in the country, COMELEC said that voter registration resumes. Applications will be accepted from Mondays to Thursdays, from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. However, issuance of voter’s certification is until 5:00PM. Friday is designated for disinfection in the commission, in addition to the LGU-prescribed disinfection.

For any concern, visit the COMELEC website for official email addresses listed. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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