PH overseas voters can register for two extra weeks
After much urging from overseas Filipino organizations, the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) extended overseas voter registration for two weeks – Oct. 1 -14.
Supporters of the extension, however, doubt this two-week addition would be enough and ask why not extend it to Oct. 31, just like the extension in the Philippines.
The reason for a full extension is that registrants overseas must appear in person by appointment at a consulate, which is already a challenge due to existing Covid restrictions.
In addition, not all cities abroad have Philippine consulates. Filipinos with no nearby consulate can only be served by periodic traveling consular outreach services.