Metro Manila, September 2, 2021 — With only 30 days remaining for voter registration, Vote Pilipinas, a non-partisan, non-profit online and offline voter registration campaign, collaborates with Smart Communications to launch the Magparehistro Ka! Challenge. This social media campaign aims to motivate newly registered voters by encouraging them to share pictures on social media with a comment explaining why it’s vital for them to vote. Entries will be taken until October 10th, with winners being revealed on October 15th during the Grand Draw, which will include prizes such as tablets, smartphones, bicycles, pocket Wi-Fi devices, and different discount vouchers.
To participate in this challenge, newly registered voters simply need to post a photo of themselves on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, answering the question in their caption: “Bakit mahalagang magparehistro?” Participants must follow @votepilipinas, use the hashtags #MagpaRehistroKa, #VotePilipinas, #RegisteredtoVote, and #LiveSmartVoteSmart and send a photo of their registration stubs and proof of entries to the Vote Pilipinas account. To learn more, visit Vote Pilipinas on Facebook.
The challenge was announced during the MindaNOW! Magparehistro Ka! Town Hall on August 27, 2021, which rallied residents in Mindanao to register and presented the latest data on Mindanao registrants. During the Town Hall, Director III of the Commission on Elections Education and Information Department Atty. Elaiza David-Sabile announced that deactivated voters can now reactivate their registration status online and that COMELEC will have a synchronized schedule for mall registration with partners Ayala Malls and Robinsons Malls on September 11.
It was also announced by COMELEC today that starting September 6, 2021, registration in both COMELEC offices and satellite registration centers will resume in all areas under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine with hours from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and holidays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.