Comelec: Voters' registration resumes on Dec. 12


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded the public that voters’ registration will resume on Monday, Dec. 12.

The voters’ registration will be until Jan. 31, 2023 in preparation for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections slated in October next year, said Comelec Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco. Meanwhile, there will be no registration activities on Dec. 24 and 31.

Eligible individuals may file their application at their local Comelec office from Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., said Laudiangco.

“Ang registration application forms ay maaaring maidownload at maprint sa nabanggit na website ng Comelec, o makuha ng libre sa lahat ng tanggapan ng Comelec (Registration application forms can be downloaded and printed from the Comelec website or get it for free at all Comelec offices),” said Laudiangco.

Those who are planning to get registered were urged to bring valid proofs of identification such as National ID (PhilSys), passport, driver's license, employment ID, student ID or library card signed by the management of the school, college or university, Senior Citizens ID, PWD ID, Indigenous Peoples Certificate from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, and notarized Barangay Certification with applicant's photo and signature.

To note, the Comelec is also set to pilot test its “Register Anywhere Project (RAP)” beginning Dec. 17 in select malls.

The RAP will be until Jan. 22, 2023 every Saturday and Sunday, except Dec. 24, 25, and 31, 2022 as well as Jan. 1, 2023.

The RAP will be held at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, SM Fairview in Quezon City, SM Southmall in Las Piñas City, Robinson’s Place Manila, Robinson’s Galleria in Quezon City, Robinson’s Mall Tacloban in Barangay Baras Baras, Tacloban City; SM City Legazpi in Legazpi City, Albay; and Robinson’s Mall Naga in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Laudiangco said that the RAP will also be conducted at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay City on Jan. 25, 2023.

On the other hand, the Comelec has yet to announce the schedule for the RAP’s pilot testing at the House of Representatives in Quezon City and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Main Office in Pasay City.