By Jillian Marielle Tiraña

PHOTO: Canadian Inquirer

Over 5,727,223 newly registered voters have been recorded by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) according to Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Friday.

In a tweet by Guanzon, she adds that if 50% of the 6.3 million deactivated voters will be reactivated, the number can hit 8,877,233.

COMELEC en banc previously allowed Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens who have failed to vote in two consecutive elections to reactivate their voter registration for the 2022 elections.

As stated by COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez, reactivation can be done online by coordinating with the Office of the Election Officer via e-mail and sending registration forms as long as the person has biometrics in the system.

Those with no recorded biometrics are asked to go to COMELEC election offices in person.

Also, COMELEC recorded a total of 60,117,780 registered voters on June 22.

This consists of 58,231,612 existing registered voters, 1,226,412 newly registered voters, and 816,183 eligible voters that turn 18 years old on election day in May 2022.

By September 30, 2021 the voter registration period will end.