The Readers Poll


Resumption of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters

As an employee of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), I would like to spread the news that the continuing registration of voters for Non-ARMM shall resume via the Resolution No. 8514 which was promulgated on November 12, 2008.
The Commission shall entertain applications for the following:
  1. Registration
  2. Transfer of registration of records
  3. Reactivation and changes/ corrections of entries in the registration records/ inclusion of registration records/ reinstatement of name in the list of voters.
Date, Time and Place of Filing: The applications for registration shall be personally filed beginning December 2, 2008 to December 15, 2009, at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) of the district/ city/ municipality where the applicant resides from Monday to Friday, during office hours at 8 o'clock a.m. to 5 o'clock p.m.
Please take note of the following schedules:

The Election Officer shall adopt a system of processing applications to speed up the registration process, minimize queuing and avoid inconvenience.


Any Filipino citizen who is:

  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age;
  2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he proposes to vote for at least six (6) months on or before the day of the election; and
  3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.


Present any of the following current identification documents that bears the applicant's photograph and signature:

  1. 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 Philippines (IBP) ID;
  10. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC); and
  11. Any other valid ID.

NOTE: Community Tax Certificates (cedula) or ceritifications/ identification cards issued by barangay officials shall not be honored as valid identification documents.

SOURCE: COMELEC Resolution No. 8514