Voter applicants in the May, 2022, national and local polls may now accomplish the registration form online via the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) iRehistro.
However, the poll body reminded applicants that they still need to personally go to the local Comelec office for the biometrics (photograph, fingerprints, and signature) data capture to complete the filing process.
“Accomplishing the online form does not automatically make you a registered voter,” the Comelec said in an announcement on its website.
“You still have to personally appear before your local Comelec office together with the printed online application forms (3 copies) for QR scanning and biometrics capture to complete the filing process,” it added.
The Comelec said the online facility only attempts to facilitate the process of accomplishment of the application form.
“It does not automatically mean approval of your application,” it said.
“The Election Registration Board (ERB) still has to approve your application on the scheduled date for the next ERB hearing,” added the Comelec.
To accomplish the application forms, visit https://irehistro.comelec.gov.ph/cef1.
Applicants are then asked to select the type of application they will be filing, such as registration,
transfer of registration record, reactivation of registration record, change of name due to marriage or court order/correction of entries in the voters’ registration record, and inclusion of records in the book of voters/reinstatement of name in the list of voters.
They are also asked to provide their personal information, citizenship details, and residency data.
Applicants are also provided the option to set an appointment with their local Comelec offices.
Voter registration for the May, 2022, polls resumed last September 1 except in areas under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified ECQ.
The poll body said voter registration will automatically resume in areas under ECQ or MECQ once the quarantine status is either downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) or modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), or if the quarantine is lifted entirely.
According to the Comelec, applications for registration may be submitted from Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Office of the Election Officer.
Qualified to register are those who will be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day, or on May 9, 2022; a resident in the Philippines for at least 1 year; and resides in the place where he or she intends to vote for at least 6 months on or before Election Day.