Voter Registration

An eligible voter must be Filipino citizen, aged at least 18 years old, resident of the Philippines for at least one year, and a resident in the place, for at least 6 months immediately preceding the election, wherein he/she proposes to vote, and not disqualified by law.

The disqualifications are as follows;

  • A person who has been sentenced imprisonment for not less than one year, which is not removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;

  • Any person who has been found guilty of rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security; and

  • Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority*

To register, an eligible voter have to do as follows;

  • Personal appearance in a local COMELEC office

  • 2 valid IDs with the applicant’s photograph, address, and name

    • Accepted IDs:

      • Current employee’s ID with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;

      • Postal ID;

      • Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;

      • Senior Citizen’s ID;

      • Driver’s license;

      • NBI/PNP clearance;

      • Passport;

      • SSS/GSIS ID;

      • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID;

      • License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and;

      • Any other ID which fits the criteria

*The said person may be allowed to vote if he/she is subsequently declared by competent authority that he/she is no longer insane or incompetent.


Source :

Official Gazette, Voter registration,, retrieved on February 22, 2017.

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