COMELEC: New and Existing Voter’s Registration 2012

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Election time is around the corner. It will happen in the summer of 2013.

Well, June na, and half way na tayo sa 2012. That means we have half a year to make the most of this year.

One of the things we need to accomplish is to get a proper voter’s registration. I heard that the new registration has biometrics functions, like the one we have for passport applications.

Read on:

The Commission on Elections has announced that it will still be accepting applications for voter registration until October 31, 2012.

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 the May 13, 2013 (for example, you were born in April 1995) elections may register as a voter not earlier than May 12, 2012.

Applicants should bring with them a copy of their birth certificate and one valid ID for their registration. COMELEC offices are open Monday to Saturdays (including holidays), 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

List of valid identification (ID) cards, according to COMELEC:

  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. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and;
  11. Any other valid ID.

The ID should bear the applicant’s photo, signature, and complete address. The poll body has likewise emphasized that community tax certificates (cedulas) and other certifications and IDs issued by barangay officials will not be honored. The complete voter registration procedures can be read in the COMELEC website.

COMELEC also indicated that applications for correction of entries, change of name, and transfer of registration records will likewise be accepted.

According to section 5 of COMELEC resolution 9149 promulgated last year, any Filipino citizen who has met the following requirements is eligible to vote:

  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age;
  2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the election; and
  3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.

Go out and register!

Go out and VOTE!


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54 thoughts on “COMELEC: New and Existing Voter’s Registration 2012

  1. Good evening mali kc spelling ng name ng mother ko and mali din gender nya sa voter certification pano po kya ayusin yun? Requirement kc ng LCR voter registration ng mother ko to fix my birth certificate mali kc middle name nya sa BC ko kulang ng letter H. need po kc for graduation dahil nkaapelido ako sa mother ko nacomplete ko na requirements for legitimation kaso nakita nila na may error sa middle name ng mother ko kya yun nman pinapaayos nila kaso hndi ko macomplete requirements dahil sa error ng voter certification ni mama. Badly needed po☹

    1. Hi Mariel,

      Bukod ba sa voter’s registration, wala na bang ibang ID or document na pwedeng gamitin as supporting document for the correction?

      Bakit hindi yung birth certificate ng mom mo ang i-submit ninyo?


  2. Hi! my friend lost her voters id.. she wants to request a copy of voters registration, but the problem is she was an inactive voters.. is she still allowed to get certificate or not? Hoping for your response.. thank u..

  3. Hello po magandang gabi po..may voters id po ako pero single pa po ako dun,so ngpachange status napo ako last 2012 po ata yun..tapos ngaung september lng po kumuha po ako voters Certificate na change na po apelido ko.ang tanong ko po valid pa po kaya yung certificate ko sa pagrenew ng passport? Thank you po

      1. Dalin ko narin cguro yung voter’s ID Ko nung dalaga pa ko..Salamat po sa reply..Godbless po

  4. Gud day tanong ko kc ung name ng pangalan q mali ung isang letter ipapaayos q po sana ,san po aq pwdng magpunta at mkukuha ko po b agad un,nid q po kc s passpor.tnx

      1. Tanong q lng po,ung voters id ko po kc mali ng isang spellng,pwd po b mapabago un?at mkukuha b agad?sn aq pwdng mgpunta nid q n po kc un s passport bka po kc d nla tnggapin kc my mali ngang isang letter,tnx

  5. Hi po gud eve.ask ko LNG po okay LNG kya papalitan young signature ko s voters I’d khit nkaprinted na eto.chineck ko po kc s website ng comelec it’s already printed.pls answer me po..

  6. Hello po tanong ko lang makakuha po ba ako ng voters id,at isang beses lang dn ako naka vote,at na deactivate na po ako ngaun,paano po yon ano gawin ko.thanks need advice lang po.

  7. pwede po ba maging valid i.d ang comelec certification?
    kasi wala po ako kahit ano valid i.d para sa passport requirements ko po pero meron po ako NBI Police Clearance At Barangay I.D..
    please answer this…. thanks po

      1. ask ko lng po. ano ba ang difference ng voters id sa voters certification? tska pano ba kumuha ng voters certification?

  8. can i ask some question regarding in changing signatures?.. is it possible po to change my signature in may voter certificate and how po?.. is there any fees or requirements in changing signatures? tnx for considering this matter..

  9. hi! huge favor, can u provide a video clip bout registration perhaps a site for my reports.cant find a nice one.hope u can help meh. 🙂

      1. i mean ung police clerance q po eh..ta0ng 2006 pa..pwd kya un kht luma?..tzka tn0ng ult..nung huli aq bum0to nung tumkbo c eddie gil..d na nsundan p..d q n mtndaan wat yr d n cguro reactivate twg dun db..mag new registrant n?tnx ult mzter

      1. Khet po dati ka ng botante pina reactivate mo lng ung dati mong rehistro ganon din katagal makakuha po ng voters certification..???

  10. nawala po mga id’s ko including the comelec… big problem talaga po for me . ano po requirement to get another id ?

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