Here's how to register to vote for #Halalan2022 during lockdown

Jun 19, 2021 0 comments

Are you sick and tired of this crappy circus we are in? With incompetent officials playing like gods? Are you done watching innocent lives get killed? Or indigenous peoples being taken out from their own ancestral land? If the answer is YES, then it's time to take back our government! 


If you missed the chance to register to vote for the 2022 national elections last year, there's no room for excuses now. All Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) nationwide will be open to receive applications for voter registration from Tuesdays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.


Here’s a guide to voter registration for #Halalan2022


Step 1: Make sure you're eligible 


  • Filipino citizen
  • At least 18 years old on or before Election Day (May 9, 2022)
  • A resident of the Philippines for at least one year and a resident of the place in which you intend to vote for at least 6 months


Step 2: Prepare all your documents and book an appointment


You need to download and the official COMELEC forms that are available online. To save time, make sure to fill out the CEF-1 and Coronavirus Self Declaration Form at home. There is also a supplementary data form for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and indigenous peoples.


After or while you're filling out the documents needed, you can also book your appointment. For most areas, this happens at their city hall. But if you're unsure, a quick "(city) comelec" search will surely help. 


Step 3: Photocopy your valid ID


You'll need one copy of your valid ID and they can be any of the following: 


  • Employee ID with employer's employer's signature
  • Postal ID
  • PWD discount ID
  • Student'sStudent's ID with school representative's signature
  • Senior citizen ID
  • Driver'sDriver's license 
  • NBI clearance
  • Passport
  • SSS/GSIS ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission 
  • Certificate of confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (in case of members of ICCs or IPs)

Step 4: Follow through with the appointment 


Once you're done with all that, the next step is actually to go to your appointment. Some procedures may vary between municipalities, you will be asked to fill out a contract tracing form, followed by a review of your filled-up application. The registration personnel will also ask you to sign the documents in front of him or her. 


After that, your application will be digitized and officially entered into the Election Registration Board'sBoard's system. Also, don't forget to ask for your registration stub. Make sure to hold on to your receipt and keep it in a safe place. 


Step 4: Wait it out


Basically, after doing everything we said you just have to wait. Approval can take months, and you may be asked to come back with the receipt. 


For now, you can relax and think about the things that will change because of your vote. You can also check organizations such as  We the Youth Vote and FACTph to help you make the most of your vote. 


Mobile Registration App


The Comelec also recently launched a mobile registration form app (MRFA) to speed up the registration process in covered areas, using only an android smartphone using the link provided to them by the Office of the Election Officer (OEO).


Here’s a quick step-by-step guide from Comelec:


  1. Open the mobile app, and tap “Get Started.”
  2. Select the desired type of application and tap “Proceed.”
  3. Input all the necessary personal information.
  4. Confirm your personal information by ticking the checkbox.
  5. Tap “Generate QR Code” and “Save” to save it in your phone gallery.
  6. Bring a valid ID upon visiting your local Comelec office for your QR code scanning.


The deadline for the registration will be on September 30, 2021, and we've got to achieve at least four million new registered voters by then. So please do this as early as you can. Download Comelec’s mobile registration phone app through this link.




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