How to Register as a Voter? (Philippine Quarantine Edition)

The Commission on Elections Office has set out 8 Easy Steps for Filipinos to Register as a Voter. Please be reminded that the registration is only allowed on Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Due to the pandemic, a lot of government offices are limiting their time, to prevent over crowding in the office and the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Why Register as a Voter?

Being able to vote is one of the privileges and rights are given to a Filipino by law. In a democratic country, the Philippines gives its people the right to vote for its leaders. In order to vote, you must first register as a voter in the Philippines. You must also register for a voter’s ID. In the list below, you will see the different requirements and procedures on how to register as a voter.

REQUIREMENTS:

Voter Registration & Transfer of Registration

For new registration and transferees, at least 1 of the following valid IDs:

  1. Postal ID
  2. PWD Discount ID
  3. Student’s ID
  4. Senior Citizen’s ID
  5. Driver’s License
  6. NBI Clearance
  7. Passport
  8. SSS/GSIS ID
  9. IBP ID
  10. PRC License
  11. NCIP Certificate of Confirmation
  12. Any other valid ID

If the ID presented has no current address, the Election Officer may require other supporting documents

Change/Correction of Entry

For the change of name by reason of marriage, or court order or order by the Civil Registrar or Consul General, any original/certified true copy of the following:

  1. Certification by the solemnizing officer
  2. Marriage Contract or court order with a certification of finality
  3. Order by the Civil Registrar or Consul General as the case may be

For other types of applications, at least 1 of the above-mentioned valid IDs may also be required.

PROCEDURES:

  1. Download the application form and fill out 3 copies manually. But don’t affix your signature yet.
  2. Wear your Face Mask & Face Shield.
  3. Sanitize your hands and pass through the footbath.
  4. Accomplish the Health Declaration Form and sign your application form with your own pen.
  5. Follow physical distancing requirements.
  6. Sanitize your hands before and after using the signature pad and fingerprint scanner.
  7. Take off your mask and shield only for photograph-taking during the capture of biometrics data.
  8. Leave the COMELEC premises at once after the transaction.

For more information and further assessment, please contact your nearest Commission of Elections or COMELEC Office. Visit their official website comelec.gov.ph or mail them at eid@comelec.gov.ph

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