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#AmbagKo urges eligible voters to register as deadline looms

With only a few weeks left until the Sept. 30 voters’ registration deadline, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippines, the first nationally organized leadership development organization in Asia, calls on the youth and all eligible voters to register for the 2022 polls.

The next days will be very critical to the turnout of the electoral process. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it has 61.06 million registered voters. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority data shows there are still 13 million potential voters who remain unregistered.

The youth, being one of the largest voting blocs, “can literally dictate the shape of the government,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez during the Ambagan ng Bayan Facebook live session.

Jimenez also pointed out that with the idealism, passion to get socially involved and voting power of the Filipino youth, they can take the lead in improving the nation.

With enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ restrictions affecting the onsite registration process, JCI is boosting its digital initiatives to reach out to more Filipinos. JCI will hold an Emerging Leaders leadership training. Besides its ongoing Facebook live talks that focus on pressing issues, JCI is set to launch more interactive online activities, contests and raffles.

Registration hours have been extended and will now run 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and holidays.

Visit comelec.gov.ph for the online registration guide; ambagko.ph.