In our blog last week, we featured the requirements and qualifications to register as a voter for the 2020 Barangay and SK elections. For those who are asking what IDs and documents are considered valid by the COMELEC, please refer to the list below.
The following IDs are considered valid:
- Employee’s identification card, 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 ID;
- Driver’s license;
- NBI clearance;
- SSS/GSIS ID;
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines (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.
Please note that Community Tax Certificate or cedula and PNP clearance will not be honored as valid IDs for registration.
What if I don’t have any of the above IDs?
According to the COMELEC, persons without a valid ID may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct where the applicant intends to register. Another means to establish a person’s identity is through the identification of a relative up to the fourth civil degree, whether by blood or through affinity.
A registered voter or relative may only identify under oath up to three applicants that do not possess a valid ID.
I transferred to a new address and would like to be a registered voter at my new barangay.
Transfer of registration will also be accommodated at the precincts. The applicant need only to show valid IDs bearing their new address or proof of billing to support their request for transfer of address.
My name in my Voter’s ID is misspelled. How do I have this corrected?
You may proceed to the registration precinct and present a valid ID showing the correct spelling of your name. The best documents you can show is your PSA birth certificate or PSA marriage certificate – especially for those who wish to change their last name from their maiden to married last name.
Who are not allowed to register as a voter?
Based on Comelec Resolution No. 10214, 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 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
- An insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority unless subsequently declared by proper authority that such person is no longer insane or incompetent.
Hope this additional information helped!