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Organization : Commission on Elections (comelec.gov.ph)
Facility : How to get Voter ID
Country : Philippines
How to get Voter ID : http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=VoterRegistration/WhatisVoterRegistration/VoterIDIssuance
Home Page : http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=home
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You may call at 525-9296 to check for your precinct number
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Voter ID Card :
Only registrants whose biometrics (i.e. photograph, fingerprints and signature) have been successfully captured digitally using COMELEC’s Voter’s Registration Machine (VRM) during the filing application may be issued a voter’s ID card.
Elections Commission Philippines Overseas Voter Registration : www.electionin.org/470.html
The voter ID cannot be printed without the biometrics data. Doing so would defeat the purpose because there will be no way of identifying the person to whom the ID belongs without an image of a face to connect it to.
Therefore, NO BIOMETRICS, NO ID.
The voters identification card is being issued to the registered voter pursuant to Section 25 of Republic Act No. 8189. It shall serve as a document for his identification. In case of loss or destruction, no copy thereof may be issued except to the registered voter himself and only upon the authority of the Commission.
The Voter ID card is a valid ID that is recognized by all government offices and banks for a person’s identification purposes. It is however not a requirement for a person to vote.
What is the voter ID? :
The voter ID is a valid ID that is recognized by all government offices and banks for a person’s identification purposes and is being issued to the registered voter pursuant to Section 25 of Resolution No. 8189. It shall serve as a document for his identification
Who are entitled to have a voter ID? :
Only registered voters whose biometrics (i.e. photograph, fingerprints and signature) have been successfully captured digitally using COMELEC’s Voter’s Registration Machine (VRM), or the old Data Capture Machine (DCM), during application may be issued a voter ID card. NO BIOMETRICS, NO ID.
Is a voter ID card a requirement for voting? :
No. A voter ID card is not a requirement for a person to vote. However, if questioned by the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) on Election Day, a voter may present his (or her) voter ID or any other valid ID.
If I apply for registration today, how soon can I get my voter ID? :
All applications filed with the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) needs to be approved by the Election Registration Board (ERB) first before these can be submitted to the main office for voter ID generation. The ERB meets only 4x every year: every 3rd Monday of January, April, July, and October. An application will be approved (or disapproved) on the next available schedule of the ERB after the date of filing.
Only after ERB approval and some clerical procedures at the OEO will the approved registration records be transmitted to the main office for voter ID processing. When the ERB registration records arrives at the main office, give us a maximum of 6 months to generate your voter ID.
Why does ID generation take so long? :
The ID generation process includes a fingerprint-matching procedure to filter out voters that have multiple records. This involves matching each new record with the existing 52 million records in the national voter database. Only after that will the generation of the ID take place. The length of the ID generation activity depends mainly on the volume of records received for processing.
I registered more than 4 years ago. Why is my ID not yet printed? :
A voter ID cannot be printed if the corresponding registration record has unreadable or poor quality of fingerprint impressions, or has dim, blurred, or improperly cropped photographs. If this is the case, the concerned voter should be notified by the local COMELEC office to appear for recapturing of biometrics data.
It is also possible that your ID may have been inadvertently lost or misplaced during the initial implementation of the Voter ID Project. If this is the case, have your Election Officer submit a request for replacement to the COMELEC main office
Where and when can I claim my voter ID?
Although printed at the main office, voter IDs can only be claimed personally from your local COMELEC Offices during regular office hours. The Election Officer (EO) shall see to it that the rightful owner claims the ID card.
How can I apply for the correction of entries in my voter ID? :
Entries in the voter ID card are from the registration record as encoded by the local COMELEC office. Should there be any need for correction of entries, notify your EO who shall give you further instructions.