Comelec urges 4.2M delisted voters to reactivate for May 2025 polls

By Ferdinand Patinio

May 18, 2024, 4:01 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Saturday the 4.2 million individuals delisted from the poll body's list of voters could apply for reactivation to be able to participate in the May 2025 midterm elections.

According to Comelec chairman George Garcia, delisted voters who wish to have their registrations reactivated may go to the different voter registration sites nationwide to apply for reactivation.

Meron po tayong ongoing registration, puwede po sila magpa-reactivate (Registrations are ongoing and they can apply for reactivation),” he said in a radio interview.

On Thursday, the Comelec reported that it has removed about 4.2 million names from its official list of voters.

Among the reasons for the delisting were failure to vote in two successive preceding regular elections, by court order, loss of Filipino citizenship, and having non-valid documents.

The Office of Election Officer in the city or municipality is open from Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The nationwide voter registration ends on Sept. 30, 2024.

The poll body is expecting more than 3 million new voters for the May 2025 midterm polls. (PNA)