Online application for voters registration | Step by step process

If you haven't registered yet for voting, I think it is now the time to do so as they just made it a lot easier. It is as simple as buying your favorite snack from a grocery store that will affect not only you but your whole country for the years to come. And as we go through this pandemic (covid-19), I think picking the right persons to lead us is magnified by how important every vote is. 

online application for voters registration
online application for voters registration



Now, with just a few clicks on their registration site and personally submitting it to your designated district office, voting registration, reactivation, transfer or any changes that you need to do related to voting can be done with ease.

I will simplify this all into 3 steps:

1. Online registration
2. Printing of documents
3. Submitting it to your designated district office


So, for the first one about the online registration, I did it all in this link.

irehistro
irehistro


All you need to do is to simply complete some online forms here. The important things you need to take note of here are the following:

* Valid ID
* Date of schedule
* Saving of documents

> For the valid ID, you'll specify what type of ID you'll be bringing. Though you only need one but bringing a second valid ID is always better. AND! Print a copy of those ID(s) separately on some bond paper(s).

> For the date of your application (or for whatever purpose it may be), select whatever date works for you. This is done so people won't clog in the office leading them to process every application with a better time.

> For the documents, two (2) files will be created once you complete the form. Save them after completion. The two files are as follows:

- CEF-1
- Health or covid declaration form


Now we go to the second part which is the printing of documents.

You are to print them all on some long bond paper size. The CEF-1 form consists of 7 pages wherein you will be instructed to print pages 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and 5 & 6 all back to back respectively. The 7th page will have your QR code so printing them clearly is a must.

CEF-1  back to back
CEF-1  back to back


For the health declaration form which you need to answer hand-written, simply answer every question truthfully regarding your health condition and what applies to you as this is an extra requirement as we go through this pandemic.

So, there will be 5 long bond pages you need to submit wherein 3 of those are back to back. Plus one more short bond paper for the copy of your ID so a total of 6 pages all in all.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not sign or thumb-print on your own. You need to do them on-site.

voter's registration forms
voter's registration forms


To complete the process, you are now to submit the forms to your designated district office on your scheduled date.

Simply locate the designated commission on elections (COE) district office assigned to your specified location and appear there personally with all the requirements needed. I do not know if all of them have Facebook pages but I was able to contact mine through messenger and it answered all my questions directly. Good job Comelec Marikina -2nd district. Though I was really assigned to the 1st district office, they assisted me well since their offices are just standing right next to each other.

thumb-printing
thumb-printing


So inside the district office, they'll simply process and record your application for a few minutes (after signing and thumb-printing your forms) and part of that process is scanning your fingerprints and taking your picture. After that, you'll receive a copy of your inked slip application that should look like this.

inked voter's application slip
inked voter's application slip


That should end it and you can now congratulate yourself for doing it successfully. You can now practice your right to vote and use it wisely. If you have any more questions, feel free to comment down below and I will try to help as much as possible. But I do recommend you check their official site here first before anything else.


As per my personal experience, I remember having two confusions which hopefully you won't encounter:

1. The first one is about the assigned district office where I input my current area producing in the form "district 2" whereupon in contact with them via Facebook messenger they said that it should be "district 1".

2. I had my forms printed in a computer shop and I am not sure if they just printed it incorrectly but even though we used some long bond papers to print the files, the forms were printed that can fit using a short bond paper. It led the officer-in-charge to produce some new CEF-1 forms for me to be filled on-site.

I hope sharing these would help.



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12 comments:

  1. That's wonderful you shared your experience of applying and will benefit others who are looking to do the same. Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Hoping to help those who need it!

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  2. Thank you for the guide. I've been meaning to do this. Glad that the first step is online.

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  3. This is a good initiative from COMELEC at least it minimize the time you need to stay there.

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    1. I agree. Esp this pandemic time! So important to lessen time outside as much as possible

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  4. Thank you. I’m honestly not aware of the steps. It seems simple now that I know it.

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  5. You have explained the step by step process exceptionally well for people wanting to register online as voters. This post will surely help a lot of people.

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    1. Hopefully! A friend of mine just registered using this post so that is a good start I guess.

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  6. I think it is awesome that everyone has the opportunity to register to vote online after reaching the applicable age. What a great idea.

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  7. This online voting process looks so easy! That's great that you are helping others with this online process!

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  8. Online voting is very useful, we have it hear since last year and I pleased to have such an opportunity

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  9. Voting is so important. We have to remember that our ancestors fought for our right to vote. So make your voice count!

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