Organization : Commission on Elections (comelec.gov.ph)
Facility : Voter Registration
Country : Philippines
Home Page : https://comelec.gov.ph/
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COMELEC Voter Registration
VOTER REGISTRATION is a requirement for any qualified Filipino citizen who wishes to vote in any Philippine election.
It has been defined by Republic Act No. 8189 as “the act of accomplishing and filing of a sworn application for registration by a qualified voter before the election officer of the city or municipality wherein he [or she] resides and including the same in the book of registered voters upon approval by the Election Registration Board.”
Registration Application Process
** Accomplishing an Application Form for Registration (AFR) does NOT automatically make an applicant a registered voter.
** He (or she) needs to file the accomplished Application Form by going to the local COMELEC office to personally file it before the Election Officer (EO), who is the COMELEC’s local representative in each city and municipality.
** Filing the accomplished AFR before the EO still does NOT make an applicant a registered voter.
** His (or her) Application has to be approved by the Election Registration Board (ERB), which meets once every quarter only.
** When the filed accomplished AFR is approved by the Election Registration Board (ERB), the process of becoming a registered voter is almost complete.
** The ERB has to approve the applications of all qualified applicants during its scheduled quarterly hearings.
** By law, these ERB hearings happen only four (4) times a year — on the third Monday of April, July, October and January of every calendar year.
** The inclusion of the ERB-approved AFR in the Book of Voters (BOV) of the city/municipality/district completes the process of voter registration.
** After the ERB hearing, the EO has to include the approved AFR in the Book of Registered Voters, together with all the other registered voters in the city, municipality or HUC district. When this happens, the concerned voter registration applicant is finally considered a registered voter of the concerned city/municipality.
** The concerned voter registration applicant is finally considered a registered voter of the concerned locality
Qualifications to register
For a person to be a qualified applicant for registration, a person must comply with the following requirements:
** A Filipino citizen, who is not yet a registered voter;
** At least eighteen (18) years of age;
** A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year;
** A resident in the place wherein he (or she) proposes to vote for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections; and
** Not otherwise disqualified by law.
Those who will be turning 18 on or before 09 May 2016, or whose required period of residence will be satisfied on or before said election date, may already file their applicants for registration.
Disqualifications to Register
The following are disqualified from filing applications for registration :
** Any person who has been sentenced by final judgment to suffer imprisonment for not less than one (1) year, such disability not having been removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;
** Any person who has been adjudged by final judgment by a competent court or tribunal of having committed any crime involving disloyalty to the duly-constituted government, such as, rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security unless restored to his (or her) full civil and political rights in accordance with law; and
** Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority unless subsequently declared by proper authority that such person is no longer insane or incompetent.
The records of registered voters who possess the above disqualifications will be deactivated.
A person has to establish his (or her) identity upon filing his (or her) application.
The following are valid identification documents :
** Employee’s identification card (ID), with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
** Postal ID ;
** PWD Discount ID;
** Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
** Senior Citizen’s ID;
** Driver’s license;
** NBI clearance;
** SSS/GSIS ID;
** Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
** License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC);
** Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or IPs; and
** Any other valid ID.
In the absence of any of the above-mentioned identification documents, the applicant may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct where he (or she) intends to be registered, or by any of his (or her) relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity. No registered voter or relative shall be allowed to identify more than three (3) applicants.
Community Tax Certificates (cedula) and PNP clearance shall not be honored as valid identification documents for purposes of registration.
If the applicant fails to establish his (or her) identity by any of the aforementioned methods/documents, he (or she) shall not be issued an application form, nor shall his (or her) pre-accomplished application form be accepted
The filing of applications for registration and other voter-related registration has been scheduled to regularly take place every regular working day, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, until 31 October 2015, which falls on a Saturday, at the local COMELEC offices.
The previous modified 5-day work schedule from Sundays to Thursdays for Metro Manila and other highly-urbanized cities has been revoked by virtue of COMELEC Resolution No. 9979, dated 07 July 2015.