Public urged to fill up application forms before going to local Comelec offices to register PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 May 2014 11:48

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has urged the public to print out and fill up their application forms before going to the Office of Election Officer (OEC) in their city and municipality to register.

Commissioner Grace Padaca said the forms can be downloaded from the poll body’s website, http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=References%2FDownloadables.

“To save time, those who will go out and register should download and print out the forms, depending on what they want to do,” she said in her Facebook account, gracepadaca.

She said that there are five kinds of forms which they can download and print that correspond to what they what to do.

The forms are as follow:

1. Register (if first time voter in 2016).

2. Transfer from one precinct to another (to his/her voting records to be transferred to his/her new address).

3. Reactivate records (if not able to vote in previous polls and want to participate in the 2016 elections).

4. Change/correct voting information (if there are corrections or changes needed in voter information).

5. Replacement of lost voter ID (if one would want to apply to replace his/her lost/damage voter ID).

Padaca said that the forms should be printed in a long bond paper and make three copies.

“But the applicant has to sign the form in front of the Election Officer (EO) at the Comelec office where he/she will submit the form,” she said.

The Comelec official added, “We are asking them to print and fill up the forms, at least they are ready and the process would be faster since what they need to do is to just sign it in front of the EO since they have secured and already filled up the forms.”

The continuing nationwide registration started last May 6 and will run until Oct. 31, 2015. Registration is open from Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Comelec is looking to register three million new voters and expects some 9.3 million registered voters to have their biometrics data taken.