As a Filipino citizen is it our right to choose whoever we want to lead the country and to be able to do that, you must vote and elect who you think will make the Philippines a better country, that’s why COMELEC Registration is important.
Take note that voting is not just writing someone’s name on the ballot paper, it’s about being a responsible Filipino citizen by choosing someone you think is worthy in that position.
So to exercise your right to vote, you must be a registered voter. If you are not registered yet, here’s a COMELEC Registration guide.
When is the COMELEC Registration Period?
Commission on Elections (COMELEC) registration will start on September 01, 2020 and will end on September 30, 2021. Every Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:00 AM up to 3:00 PM.
Who Can Register As a Voter?
- Filipino Citizen
- Living in the Philippines
- At least 18 years old
- At least 15 years old (SK Elections)
What are the Requirements Needed?
- Voter’s Registration Form
- Valid ID (1)
- Birth Certificate
Preparing and accomplishing the Voter’s registration form must be done ahead of time. Here’s what you should do:
1. Visit the COMELEC website and download the CEF-1 form
2. Print it on a long bond paper (8.5″ x 13″)
3. Download the Coronavirus Self Declaration Form as well
Here’s the Application Process:
- Contact your local COMELEC office and set an appointment for your registration. If they are not implementing the appointment system, it is better to go as early as you can.
- Proceed to the local COMELEC office in your location
- Present all your requirements and submit the registration form
- Once verified, proceed to the biometrics area
- Have your photo, fingerprints, and signature be taken
- Afterward, wait for your acknowledgment receipt
- Lastly, sign in to the logbook
Please follow the COMELEC safety protocols
- Bring your own pen
- Do not proceed if you have flu or symptoms
- Face mask and face shield
- Hand sanitizer or alcohol
- Observe physical distancing
-Your voter’s ID will not be issued right away, it has to undergo some processes before you became a legit registered voter
-Bring as many valid IDs that you can bring, so if in case the ID you presented isn’t acceptable, you still have a back-up ID to avoid delays.
-The ID you will submit must indicate your name, address, and birth date.