2022 elections is just a few months away and to those who are meaning to register to vote, you can now submit your applications online.
The Commission on Elections website has been updated on November 23, allowing eligible Filipino voters to submit online application forms.
Applications accepted are:
- New Registrants
- Transfer of Records
- Re-activation of Records
- Correction of Entries on Records
- Reinstatement of Records
A person, to be eligible to register, must be a resident of the Republic of the Philippines for at least one year and should have a six-month residency where the voter wants to vote.
Comelec reopened the registration period on September 1, where Filipino citizens who will be 18 years old by May 9, 2022 – the date of the next elections – can sign up to be a voter. Applications will be accepted until September 2021.
However, submitting the forms online does not guarantee approval of the application.
“You still have to personally appear before your local Comelec office (or the concerned Philippine embassy or consulate) together with the printed online application forms for QR scanning and biometrics capture to complete the filing process,”The iRehistro website said, noting that an applicant must print three copies of the online application form.
The Election Registration Board will decide on the approval of the application. The panel tackles pending applications in quarterly hearings held during the third Monday of January, April, July, and October each year.
The iRehistro portal collects your:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Civil Status
Note: It also requires full disclosure for senior citizens, PWDs, indigenous, or illiterate.
Once completed, you will then be asked to set an appointment to visit your local Comelec office for your biometrics and signatures.
- Comelec Office Hours: 8AM – 3M (Monday – Thursday), Friday is assigned as disinfection day amid COVID-19.
- COMELEC Cebu Province Address: 2nd Flr., Legislative bldg., Capitol Compound, Cebu City 6000
- COMELEC website: www.comelec.gov.ph
Note: Comelec will be closed on November 30 and December 8 in observance of the national holidays.