voters registration qualifications and requirments

Comelec Voters Registration: Requirements & Qualifications

It is our right as citizens of the Philippines to vote. Other’s won’t see any importance in voting thus they take it for granted. But remember, those officials that will be sitting are the future of our Country.

Comelec announces the resumption of the Voters Registration for Barangay and SK Elections. Here’s what you need to know.

Voter’s Registration is open for all:

  • New Voters: SK and Regular Voters
  • Transfer of Registration
  • Reactivation of Registration

When will it start?

The voter’s registration shall resume staring on September 1, 2020. It will be available from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Who are eligible to register as Voter?

Any Filipino citizen who is not yet a registered voter may apply for registration, provided he/she possesses the following qualifications:

For Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:

Barangay Elections:

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 11, 2020 elections;
  • A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/ she proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 11, 2020, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections; and
  • Not otherwise disqualified by law.

Sangguniang Kabataan Elections:

  • At least fifteen (15) but not more than thirty (30) years of age and a residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months on or before May 11, 2020 elections; and
  • Registered voters as of May 13, 2019 elections shall not register anew.
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First-time registrants who will register during the resumption of the system of registration of voters and who are eighteen (18) but not more than thirty (30) years old, shall be automatically included in the list of voters for the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK).

May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections:

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections;
  • A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/she proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections; and
  • Not otherwise disqualified by law.

Any person 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 9, 2022 National and Local Elections, may register as a voter. However, the reception of their applications shall commence only on May 10, 2021 (at least one year prior to election day).

Who are disqualified 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/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. Any person disqualified to register under paragraphs (a) and (b) above shall automatically reacquire the right to register and vote after the expiration of five (5) year service of sentence.
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What to bring on the day of Registration?

Aside from Paper and Pen, you need an Application Form. This can be downloaded on the Comelec website or you can download it directly here on our website. Bring three copies of the form.

You also need to bring proof of Identification. You need two photocopies of front and back of ID.

Either one of these ID’s:

  • 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;
  • Passport;
  • 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/ she intends to be registered, or by any of his/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/her identity by any of the aforementioned methods/documents, he/she shall not be issued an application form, nor shall his/her pre-accomplished application form be accepted.

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