Schedule To File Application For COMELEC Registration

This is for any qualified applicant who has never filed an application for registration all his life, such as someone who just turned 18 years old, or whose name is not included in any Book of Registered Voters (or simply Book of Voters, or BOV, for short) in the country.

The Application Form for Registration (AFR), which is also known as CEF-1A, may be obtained, free-of-charge, from the OEO.
It may also be downloaded from this Website. It is to be printed on a long bond paper (preferably substance 20/70 gsm), after which the applicant shall manually fill-up the same in three (3) copies.
It may also be accomplished online in this website for printing afterwards. It is also to be printed on a long bond paper (preferably substance 20/70 gsm).

Remember that the Application Form has to be signed and thumbmarked in the presence of the Election Officer (EO).

Applications for registration, transfer of  registration records, change/corrections of entries in the registration records, reactivation of registration records, inclusion of registration records and reinstatement of name in the list of voters, updating of records of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens and members of the Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) or Indigenous Peoples' (IPs) and validation of registration of records shall be personally filed beginning May 6, 2014 to October 31, 2015 at the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) of the city/municipality where the applicant resides, during office hours, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The OEOs shall operate on a modified five (5) day work week schedule beginning Sunday to Thursday, unless modified by the Regional Election Director (RED) and approved by the Chairman of the Commission.
For this purpose, the RED shall submit the modified work week schedule, if any, to the Office of the Chairman not later than March 17, 2014 for approval. After March 17, 2014, any further modification shall observe the same procedure.
Notices of the modified work week schedule shall be posted within five (5) days upon approval in the bulletin boards of the OEO, city/municipal halls and all barangay halls of their respective jurisdiction, furnishing a copy thereof to the local representatives of accredited political parties, civic organizations and citizens' arm/s.
When necessary, the Commission may adjust or suspend the registration period.

Who may register

Any Filipino citizen who is not yet a registered voter may apply for registration provided he/she possesses the following qualifications:
  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections;
  2. A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/she proposes to vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections; and
  3. Not otherwise disqualified by law.
Any person, who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections, may register as a voter. However, the reception of their applications’ shall commence only on May 9, 2015 (at least one year prior to election day).

Who are disqualified to register 

The following are disqualified to register as a voter:
  1. Any person who has been sentenced by final judgment to suffer imprisonment for not less than one (1) year, such disability not having been removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;
  2. Any person who has been adjudged by final judgment by a competent court or tribunal of having committed any crime involving disloyalty to the duly-constituted government, such as, rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security unless restored to his/her full civil and political rights in accordance with law; and
  3. Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority unless subsequently declared by proper authority that such person is no longer insane or incompetent.
Any person disqualified to register under paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall automatically reacquire the right to vote upon expiration of five (5) years after service of sentence.

REQUIREMENTS(What to bring):

The applicant shall personally appear before the EO, state his/her name and exact address, specifying the house number, name of the street, area, district, purok or sitio, and barangay where he/she resides, or a brief description of his/her residence, and present any of the following identification documents that bear applicant’s photograph and signature:
  1. Employee’s identification card (ID), with the signature of the employer or authorizFed representative;
  2. Postal ID ;
  3. PWD Discount ID;
  4. Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
  5. Senior Citizen’s ID;
  6. Driver’s license;
  7. NBI clearance;
  8. Passport;
  10. Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
  11. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC);
  12. Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or IPs; and
  13. Any other valid ID.
In the absence of any of the above-mentioned identification documents, the applicant may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct where he/she intends to be registered, or by any of his/her relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.  No registered voter or relative shall be allowed to identify more than three (3) applicants.

Community Tax Certificates (cedula) and PNP clearance shall not be honored as valid identification documents for purposes of registration.

If the applicant fails to establish his/her identity by any of the aforementioned methods/documents, he/she shall not be issued an application form, nor shall his/her pre-accomplished application form be accepted.

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