Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria, Comelec Supervisor of Aklan clarified the matter.
Such clarification was given taking into consideration that the filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) has started and some politicians have filed their COCs and even these politicians have admitted that there are those who campaign early even before the set date for election campaign.
For now, the focus of the Comelec is on the filing of COCs and the Registration of Voters, according to Ananoria.
For the period of October 1 to 5, the Registration of Voters was temporarily suspended to give way to the filing of COCs of candidates. By Monday October 8, Registration of Voters resumes and ends on October 31.
Ananoria appealed to voters who want to register to register early at Comelec Offices of their respective towns.
Meanwhile, the Comelec Supervisor said there is a set date for voting for Police and members of the Armed Forces in Aklan, also known as “Absentee Voting,” although the scheduled date was not yet known as of press time.
In addition, Ananoria could not tell whether there would be Absentee Voting for members of the Media.