Registrants flocked to offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) across the Philippines on Day 1 of voter registration on Monday, February 12, 2024 for the 2025 midterm elections.
Comelec targets three million new voters.
Comelec accepts the following identification documents:
- PHILSYS National ID Card
- Postal ID Card
- PWD ID Card
- Student’s ID Card or Library Card signed by the school authority
- Senior Citizen’s ID Card
- LTO Driver’s License or Student Permit
- NBI Clearance
- Philippine Passport
- SSS/GSIS ID or UMID Card
- IBP Card
- PRC License
- Certificate of Confirmation from NCIP for members of ICCs or IPs
- Barangay Identification/Certification with photo
- Any other government-issued valid IDs
Aside from registering, voters can also request for transfer of their record, correct entries in the Comelec file, and reactivate their status if they haven't voted twice.
Comelec offices are open from Monday to Saturday, including holidays.
Registration ends on September 30, 2024.
VOTER REGISTRATION IN CENTRAL VISAYAS
Commission on Elections Central Visayas Director Lionel Marco Castillano, in an interview via GMA Regional TV "Balitang Bisdak," said that the registration is also for senior citizens and the differently abled who wish to have their precincts transferred to accessible polling places.
Registrants may visit the Office of Election Officer in their area, or satellite/mall registration sites, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on specific dates scheduled as no-registration days such as March 28 (Maundy Thursday) and March 29 (Good Friday).
For those who cannot go home to their respective hometowns, they can avail of the Register Anywhere project through mall registration sites.
"Mao ni atong bag-ong innovation," Castillano added. "Para dili na sila kinahanglan mo-absent sa trabaho para maka-register."
Satellite registration sites are located in mountain barangays, while mall registration sites are done in partner establishments such as SM Malls and Robinsons.
Castillano said the public may check the official Comelec social media pages for the schedule of registration.
Registration forms may be downloaded from comelec.gov.ph. Only one form is needed this time, unlike the previous three forms.