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Friday 20 January 2017

COMELEC - Guide for Voter's Registration.

At age 18, you have the right to suffrage.

Who Are Qualified to Vote?

  1. Filipino citizen
  2. At least 18 years of age
  3. Resident of the Philippines for at least one year
  4. A resident in the place, for at least six months immediately preceding the election, wherein he/she proposes to vote
  5. Not disqualified by law

What are the REQUIREMENTS?

  1. Personal appearance in a local COMELEC office
  2. 2 valid IDs with the applicant’s photograph, address, and name
  3. Accepted IDs:
  4. Current employee’s ID with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
  5. Postal ID;
  6. Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
  7. Senior Citizen’s ID;
  8. Driver’s license;
  9. NBI/PNP clearance;
  10. Passport;
  11. SSS/GSIS ID;
  12. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID;
  13. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and;
  14. Any other ID which fits the criteria
Note: The said person may be allowed to vote if he/she is subsequently declared by competent authority that he/she is no longer insane or incompetent.

Registration Procedures.

Pursuant to Section 12 of Resolution No. 9853:
  1. A qualified applicant need only to appear personally at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO), the local COMELEC office.
  2. The applicant's identity and residence will be verified. (Bring a valid ID with photograph and signature.)
  3. The applicant's status of registration will also be verified.
  4. This may be done using a computer application at the OEO.
  5. After a successful verification of the applicant's identity, he (or she) shall be given three (3) copies of the application forms to fill up.
  6. A blank Application Form is also available for download from this Website. This form may be downloaded and printed. It may be accomplished before proceeding to the OEO to save on time. However, it should only be signed and thumbmarked before the EO.
  7. The applicant's biometrics will then be digitally captured using the Voter Registration Machine (VRM) by an authorized VRM Operator.
  8. An Acknowledgment Receipt will be given to the applicant afterwards.

Voter Registration Online Procedure.

Note: Online registration opens only with limited range of day and time. To see Registration Schedule, visit this link:
  1. Log on to COMELEC’s Voter Registration using this link:  
  2. Click on “new registration
  3. Fill out all the required fields.
  4. Schedule your personal appearance at your district office for your biometrics capture.
  5. Save and print 3 copies your application form. Use this link:
  6. Appear at your district office or satellite registration to submit required documents (see previous tab) and undergo biometrics capture [VIEW: Schedule of registration].
  7. Wait for approval of COMELEC.
  8. Upon approval and inclusion in the Book of Voters for 2016, you may now vote in the 2016 elections.

Where to verify your voter registration?

Just copy this link and click on the Precint Finder see sample below or use this link:


  1. A person who has been sentenced imprisonment for not less than one year, which is not removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;
  2. Any person who has been found guilty of rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security; and
  3. Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority.
Source: GovPh and COMELECE site.

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