Sunday, July 28, 2013

Voters' Registration for SK and Barangay Elections

SK and Barangay Elections are set on October 28, 2013. The Commission on Election has announced that voters' registration nationwide has started July 22, 2013 until July 31, 2013. COMELEC offices nationwide are open Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the registrants.

The Comelec as per resolution pointed out that police clearance is not valid as proof of identity for those registrants who wish to be registered or transferred voting residence or precinct.

Priority for this on-going registration are the youths, 18 years old who are 18 years old on or before the October 28, 2013 barangay Elections and first-time voters to be able to register as voters and to participate in the said elections

Documents Needed for Registration

Comelec Resolution No. 9716 so provides the procedures and requirements for filing for voter's registration, to wit:

Barangay Elections Registration Form
Barangay Elections Registration Form
Sec. 7. - Procedure for filing of applications for registration: The applicant shall personally appear before the EO, state his name and exact address, specifying the house number, name of the street, area, district, purok or sitio, and barangay where he resides, or a brief description of his residence, and present any of the following identification documents that bear applicant’s photograph and signature:

1. Current employee’s identification card (ID), with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
2. Postal ID;
3. Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
4. Senior Citizen’s ID;
5. Driver’s license;
6. NBI/PNP clearance;
7. Passport;
9. Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
10. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and;
11. Any other valid ID.

However, the latest Comelec Resolution No. 9750, dated 26 July 2013 has excluded PNP clearance from the list of valid documents as proof of identity. Police clearance is not valid anymore as a proof of identity of any registrant.

Online Registration

SK elections registration form
SK Elections Registration Form
Bulk of registrants is taking a long queue to take their turn. There is an option for those prospective registrants not to fall in line just to get the registration form. The Comelec website has provided the option to download the said form.

Here's the link to download the registration form for :
SK registration form filled via online will have a pre-numbered sheet with no Comelec Logo watermark unlike with the form issued by the respective local Comelec offices.

After filling up the required information, the registrant may visit to their local Comelec to validate his/her registration and for further validation like picture capturing, among others.

Voters, don't waste your time. Take your part and be counted. Exercise your right to vote by properly registering yourself to the nearest Comelec office for SK and for Barangay elections.

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