Tag Archive: voter’s registration


8 Aug 5

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;
  • Passport;
  • 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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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!

Reference: www.philstar.com

www.comelec.gov.ph

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8 Aug 1

The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will start today, August 1, 2019, and will run until September 30, 2019 – if you are not yet a registered voter, this is your chance to be counted.

According to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), all poll body field offices are ready to accept applications for registration, six days a week (including Saturdays) until the end of September.  They shall be open and ready to accommodate you from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here are some important reminders you need to know:

  1. Applications may be filed at the Office of the Election Officer or any satellite registration site in the locality where you reside. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  2. Registration, transfer of registration record, change/correction of entries, reactivation of registration record, the inclusion of registration record, and reinstatement of the name in the list of voters are the transactions that will be entertained at the registration centers.
  3. Satellite registration shall also be available – watch out for further announcements on participating malls.
  4. Satellite registration offices may be in barangay halls, public and private schools and universities, malls, and commercial establishments, and any other public place that is accessible and convenient for residents.
  5. SK voters must be at least 15 years old but not more than 30 years old on election day.
  6. Registered voters as of May 13, 2019, for the mid-term elections, need not apply.
  7. PWDs, senior citizens, and pregnant applicants shall be given priority at designated express lanes.

To get a head start, download and print a copy of the application form at www.comelec.gov.ph.  There are about 2 million new voters expected to troop to the registration centers so you better be quick to be first in line.

Source: www.pna.gov.ph

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Bonjour. Mabuhay.

 

OFW online registration with COMELEC makes perfect sense.

I hope this can also be done efficiently in the country, either online or via home to home services. I won’t mind paying extra for a service to have me registered properly. Specially if you don’t have the time. Of course dapat kasama na ang pag issue ng valid Viter’s ID sa ganyan :).

 

Read on friends:

 

The Migrante Sectoral Party (MSP) yesterday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to study the concept of online or Internet registration to enable overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to exercise their right of suffrage as absentee voters.

In a statement, MSP chair Connie Bragas-Regalado said the use of cyber space “will hasten the process and solve the common difficulties encountered by most of the OFWs which is accessibility to designated registration centers.”

Citing records of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), she noted that only around 161,000 OFWs have applied for voter’s registration as of July 1 and this is a “dismal number in relation to the 12-million” OFWs.

“Obviously, the 161,000 plus new overseas absentee voters (OAV) comprised a small percentage of the total number of overseas Filipinos abroad considering that the system is not new and have been a component of the Philippine electoral exercises for more than a decade since the passage of the OAV law,” Regalado said.

She said there is no record as to how many out of the 161,000 new registrants will actually cast their votes.

Based on DFA reports, most of the registrants came from Los Angeles, California; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kuwait; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Milan, Italy; San Francisco, California; Tel Aviv, Israel; Singapore; Hong Kong; Rome and Italy.

She said MSP is not surprised that as per region, those from the Middle East and Africa got a good number of new OAVs compared to other regions.

“This is mainly due to our consistent OAV campaign education and information dissemination efforts on that region,” she added.

 Regalado urged the Comelec to beef up efforts to reach out to migrant Filipinos.

The OAV registration started on Oct. 31, 2011 and will end Oct. 31 this year.

 

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