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COMELEC Registration Requirements & Procedures for May 2016 Elections

The Commission on Elections announced earlier that starting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the agency started accepting applicants for voter registration in the upcoming May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections.

The COMELEC noted that the registration will end on October 31, 2015. The government agency in-charge of Philippine elections made some changes with their scheduled registrations. COMELEC offices nationwide will open starting from Sunday and ends on Thursday to accommodate those who were employed.

According to the Commission on Elections those registered voters who were not enrolled in COMELEC’s biometric database will  no longer be allowed to participate in the upcoming national elections.

The COMELEC also noted that those who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before May 9, 2016 elections may register only from May 9, 2015 onwards.

Here’s the Requirements for New Voters: Any Filipino citizen who meets the requirements below is eligible to register and vote:

  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections;
  2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/she proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections; and
  3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.

All new applicants for the COMELEC Registration should bring with them a photocopy of their Birth Certificate and One Valid ID for their registration.

Here’s the list of Valid Identification (ID) cards:

  1.  Current employee’s identification card (ID), with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
  2. Postal ID;
  3. Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
  4. Senior Citizen’s ID;
  5. Driver’s license;
  6. NBI/PNP clearance;
  7. Passport;
  9. Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
  10. PWD Discount ID
  11. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)
  12. Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or IPs; and
  13. Any other valid ID.

The above-mentioned documents should bear the applicant’s signature, and address. All applicants who fail to establish his or her identity by any of the aforementioned methods/documents will not be issued an application form while those with pre-accomplished application forms will not be accepted.

Source: Comelec.gov.ph

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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  • jarlyn janioso June 6, 2014, 11:48 am

    bakit po ganun 2010 pa aq nagpa register sa comelec until now po ala pa din eung voters id ko??

  • Nerizza July 18, 2014, 1:20 pm

    Pano po kung mali ung naregister na data? ung surname q po kc na naiparegister is surname ng stepfather q kc po un po ginagamit q. pro ang nsa NSO qpo ay surname ng mother q. pwd q pa po ba papalitan un sa munisipyo? na ipalagay q pong surname ay yung sa mother q to follow my data sa bc q.

  • Myrna C. Raagas August 14, 2014, 2:49 pm

    What is the procedure in transfer of Voting precint? From Tejeros Makati to San Isidro Makati?

  • gemmalyn b. ismael September 2, 2014, 9:33 am

    hindi po ako nakaboto 2x. huling boto ko po ay noong presedential eleksyon pa po gawa nga po ng akoy na c.s at my diabetes at hyblood. sa binyan laguna po ako nakarehistro. pero dito napo kmi sa calamba nkatira for 4 years, ano po ba dpat gawin ko para makapagpa rehestro dito sa calamba. maraming salamat po.

  • Ma. Fe Catli Hortinela Tingzon October 8, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Pano po kung magpapalit ng status ? married na po ako ngayon …anu-ano po ba ang mga requirements na kailangan kong dalin para mapalitan ang surname ko to current surname ko ngyon….thanks.

  • raymond francis santos October 21, 2014, 10:37 am

    ok lng po ba kng ang maibibigay ko lng na requirements ko ay xerox copy ng b.i.r identification card at lumang police clearance since2012. at birth certificate ko xerox copy lng..binaha po kc un mga documents at i.d ko nun undoy at ito nlng ang mga nkita k0 natitira dokomento.. 29 yrs old n po kc ako matagal ko n gusto magparehistro valid i.d lng po ang problema ko.. salamat po.

  • chiradee arca January 7, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Panu po pag yung kaptid ko po dito po sya mag aaral ds coming june 2015 dto sa makati galing po sya ng iloilo pwede po bang dito ndin sya magparegister?? He is already 20 po,Anu po yung requirements?? Thank u

  • chell diaz January 7, 2015, 8:28 pm

    Gsto ko po sanang ipatransfer yung voters ko kc almost 2years ndin po ako dto sa makati ..dto na po ako nagwowork..anu po pwede kong gawin ..

  • Girlie Dotimas February 9, 2015, 10:29 am

    Pano po gusto ko ipa transfer yung surname ko? Yung surname kopo sa pagka dalaga ang gusto kong gamitin, married surname po kasi gamit ko sa rehistro ko,10years napo kami separated and lahat po ng mga papers and id’s ko single ako kaya ayaw kopo magkaconflict besides matagal narin po kami separated…tama po ba yung advice ng mga kapitbahay na magparehistro nalang ako ulit?worry kopo ay baka hulihin ako at sabihing flying voters ako kung ma trace nila na may rehistro pala ako,hindi ko napo kasi mahintay yung sinasabi na 2 elections daw na hindi ako boboto para ma deactivate yung rehistro ko…please answer and maraming salamat

    • osias s. apat August 5, 2015, 6:41 pm

      may i know if the comelec voters BIOMETRIC I.D. which i have applied in Magsaysay Park COMELEC Office last year September is now ready for release? Thank you.

  • Ronald Ildefonso March 20, 2015, 9:59 pm

    pano po kung ung postal ID mo eh yung dati mo pang address and lilipat ako sa makati kasi dun naka tira yung asawa ko then sa makati ako papa register for my voters ID is it ok na gamiting ung postal ID ko for Identification ko kahit sa ibang address naka lagay dun sa Postal ID ko? thank you

  • luz Bantad July 26, 2015, 1:52 pm

    Hi po…nawala kasi yung binigay sakin na papel nung nagpa registered ako last month, pwede ba akong bumuto kahit wala na yun?di ko na kasi talaga makita eh!!!salamat po!!! 🙂

  • elmer May 2, 2016, 7:13 am

    hi gud morning pph.. valid pa poh ba yun lumang viters i.d kapag ngpa transfer n.. sa rizal pph kc aq nka rehistro nka transfer n q s laguna pero hnd pa ndating i.d pwd poh b luma muna gamitin?

  • Rommel A. Domingo May 9, 2016, 12:23 am

    Makakaboto pa rin po ba ko kahit Hindi ako nakabiometric na tinatawag ..

  • Rommel A. Domingo May 9, 2016, 12:28 am

    Makakaboto pa rin po ba ako kahit Hindi ako nakapagbiometric?,..

  • Alryzani June 28, 2016, 2:33 am

    Ilan pong valid id? Alumni ID lang po kasi meron ako pwede po ba yun? Wala po kasi akong ID maliban dito panu po yun?

  • justine September 26, 2016, 3:08 am

    Tuwing kailan lang poba pde mag pa biometrics ?
    Kahit kailan poba or
    Tuwing bago mag eleksyon lang ?
    Salamat po sa sasagot.

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