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SC Extended Voters Registration until January 9, 2010

By Jay B. Rempillo

Voters for the May 10, 2010 elections can register until January 9, 2010.

Finding the petition impressed with merit, the Supreme Court, by a unanimous vote, today granted the petition to extend the voters registration and declared null and void the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 8585 insofar as it set the deadline of voter registration for the 2010 polls on October 31, 2009.

In a nine-page decision penned by Justice Conchita Carpio Morales, the Court also directed the COMELEC to proceed with dispatch in reopening the registration of voters and holding the same until January 9, 2010. It said its decision is immediately executory. Read More...

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