THE Commission on Elections has imposed a week-long moratorium on voter registration in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The poll body made the announcement in response to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in the NCR Plus, which comprises Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite.
“Due to the reimposition of ECQ, work in Comelec offices in NCR+, including filing/reception of applications for #VoterReg2021 and other registration services, shall be suspended from 29 to 31 March 2021,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said in a statement.
Voter registration nationwide will also be suspended on April 1 and 2 as stipulated in Comelec Resolution No. 10549 due to the commemoration of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday nationwide.
The Office for Overseas Voting will also suspend its voter registration from March 29 to April, 2021, also because of the ECQ and the Holy Week.
During the ECQ, most businesses, except those from “essential industries” will be temporarily shut down and a a ban on mass gatherings will also be imposed.
The government reimposed the said classification on NCR Plus to slow down the rise of new Covid-19 cases in the area.