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Unvaccinated voters authorized in 2022: the executive of Comelec

By on December 4, 2021 0

MANILA – Unless prohibited by law, the right to vote does not distinguish who is vaccinated or not.

The Commissioner of the Electoral Commission (Comelec), Rowena Guanzon, thus urged even unvaccinated voters to exercise their rights during the national and local elections of May 9, 2022.

“Vote even if you are not vaccinated @COMELEC,” she posted on her Twitter account @rowena_guanzon on Saturday.

“If you show symptoms at the police station, you will vote in the isolated polling station. Your vote will be counted, ”she added.

Comelec has previously said voters who show symptoms of Covid-19 on polling day will be ushered into isolated voting booths.

However, people in quarantine will not be able to vote.

“Sorry. Congress should pass a law allowing voters to vote by mail if they wish,” Guanzon tweeted, responding to a question.

“Suffrage may be exercised by all citizens of the Philippines not disqualified by law, who are at least eighteen years of age, and who must have resided in the Philippines for at least one year, and in the place where they propose to vote. , for at least six months immediately preceding the election. No literacy, property or other substantive requirement will be imposed on the exercise of suffrage, ”says Article V of the Constitution. (ANP)