Voter information dissemination was a tough
challenge with the total number of registered voters
increasing. As a public service, Namfrel and the
Philippine Daily Inquirer published an ad calling on
voters to register; however, many were not able to
beat the December 27, 2000 deadline for continuing
registration of voters. There were numerous
petitions especially from different youth
organizations for a two-day special registration of
voters, on February 17 and 18, 2001, but the request
was denied on February 8, 2001 by a Comelec en banc
The number of positions to be voted for in the May 2001 elections ranged from 28 to 34, from the 13 senators, party list organization, congressman, governor, vice-governor and provincial councilors, to the city/town mayor, vice-mayor, and city/town councilors.
Deadline of Registration
Ad by Namfrel and the Philippine Daily Inquirer informing voters on the deadline of registration, which appeared in the Inquirer and Pinoy Times.