Online voter registration now available at Comelec’s iRehistro
Voter applicants in the May 2022 national and local election may now accomplish the registration form online through iRehistro of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
However, Comelec reminded applicants that they still need to go to the local Comelec office for the biometrics (fingerprints, photograph, and signature) data capture in order to complete the filing process personally.
In an announcement on its website, the Comelec said that accomplishing the online form didn’t automatically made the applicant a registered voter.
The Comelec also said that the online facility only attempted to facilitate the process of accomplishment of the application form, adding that the Election Registration Board (ERB) still have to approve the applicant’s application on the scheduled date for the next ERB hearing.
To accomplish the application forms, you may visit this link.
Applicants were then asked to select the type of application they would be filing — registration,
reactivation of registration record, transfer of registration record, inclusion of records in the book of voters or reinstatement of name in the list of voters, and change of name due to marriage or court order or correction of entries in the voter registration record.
They were also asked to give their personal information, residency data, and citizenship details. Also, applicants were provided the option to set an appointment with their local Comelec offices.
Voter registration for the May 2022 elections continued last September 1 except in areas under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
The Comelec said that voter registration would automatically continue in areas under ECQ or MECQ once the quarantine status was either downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) or modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), or if the quarantine was entirely lifted.
According to the Commission on Elections, applications for registration may be submitted from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Office of the Election Officer.
Qualified to register were those who would be at least 18 years of age on or before the Election Day, or on May 9, 2022; a resident in the Philippines for at least one year; and resided in the place where an applicant intended to vote for at least 6 months on or before the Election Day.