COMELEC Voter Registration to Resume This August

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is the body of the Philippine government tasked to regulate and manage everything that’s happening during the elections. As we all know, the registration for voting ends and that the COMELEC announces when the COMELEC voter registration procedures will resume.

COMELEC voter registration to resume this August 2019

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This year, however, the COMELEC announced that the voter registration will continue in August for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) for the May 2020 polls.

Read: COMELEC’s Online Precinct Finder is Now Available For Use

James Jimenez, COMELEC spokesman, said that the COMELEC voter registration that will be resuming in August will only be for two (2) months—from August 1st, 2019 until September 30th, 2019—inclusive, of course, of holidays and weekends.

He also said that there would be in estimation a total of two (2) million new voters to register in this period.

Approximately two million new voters are expected to register during this period.”

COMELEC issue

A lot of people had their complaints and reactions to the COMELEC voter registration because of its slow and inaccurate. This is why the COMELEC tried to remedy the situation by trying different things to improve and further enhance the vote counting system.

During the recent national elections, the COMELC experienced negative feedback in terms of how the vote counting went and the results it bore.

Now, the DICT, together with the COMELEC, is trying to find different ways on how to improve and make the vote counting system better.

Do SK voters need to register as a new barangay voter?

As per the regulation, current SK voters do not need to register as a new barangay voter anymore because when they turn 18, their names will automatically be transferred from the SK List of Voters to the list of regular voters.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) suggested an alternative to the automated election system—an alternative that will inculcate the ballot confirmation process to be able to resolve transparency issues in the machines that count votes.

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Eliseo Rio Jr., the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) acting Secretary took the lead in demonstrating the alternative system when he made the proposal of returning to the pre-automated elections setup where the voting count happens.

How would the alternative be?

Since the COMELEC voter registration is going to continue in August, Rio said that the ones who would feed the ballots to the tallying or vote counting machines would be the election officers.

When it’s counting time, the actual ballots’ images would be projected together with the data on how the vote counting machine was able to read it.

This will not only be better and more efficient, it will also allow the tasked poll watchers to successfully verify and authenticate the votes to see if it was counted properly.

What would the advantage of this alternative be?

According to Rio, by this process, the hours of counting the polls will be shortened because machine-related issues would be lessened and at best, they would be non-existent during the actual time of voting.

In addition to that, precincts might also be divided to further shorten the lines in places of voting.  Then, the ballots will be collected and brought to the designated vote tallying machines—where they’re programmed and destined to be at the end of the poll hours.

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The goal, as per Rio, is to provide transparent and credible voting for the elections; no proposal to change the transmission and canvassing of votes were reported to have been submitted, as per Rio.

Our proposal is anchored on making the elections more credible and transparent.”

Hopefully, the COMELEC voter registration resumption would spark the end to all discrepancies in terms of election votes. A lot of people, especially officials believe that a change in this would provide better and a more reliable way of counting the polls.

What do you think of the alternative that Rio and the DICT is proposing? Would this draw attention and further enhance the election system that our country currently knows? Or would this have little-to-no effect to the current dilemma we are experiencing now during the elections?


Comments

  1. Leilani villamar says

    How can I register if I am out of the country? My name was removed from the list when I was not able to vote for 2 consecutive election when I was an ofw. Is there any option to d with regards to my case. September 30 is the lSt day and I will be coming home September 30 but when I arrive Phil. It will be October 1.pls.hdlp.me.thank you.

  2. saan po ba merong mall pwedeng magpa-register? taga-Montalban po ako.

  3. Pemar nagnal says

    Pwde po bang mg patransfer?

  4. Ryzalyn algo says

    Meron na po ba ako voters id… Nong 2015 pa po ako mag pa boimetrics????

  5. Marian Reyes Vicente says

    Pwd po b kumuha ulit ng ID voters..kc po nawala un ID Voters ko po eh..pls pm me

  6. Mary Gracmarygracee rebustillo says

    3 years n poh nung nagpa rehistro ako until now dpa rin available… From Rodriguez Rizal

  7. Melchor bumidang says

    Pakiprocess naman po ang aming Voter’s ID kasi hanggang ngayun wala pa po. Salamat.
    #improving services

  8. Sunshine says

    Ano po pwedeng kunin sa Comelec na valid proof ,since hindi na oo sila nag rerelease ng ids ?

  9. Available na po yung ID voter’s nung mga nagpa biometrics? Hanggang ngayon po kc wala pa rin yung ID voters ko. From mabalacat city, pampanga po ako.

  10. Meron na po ba kong voter’s id? Matagal na po kong botante since 2013 po meron na pi ba?

  11. Genelyn riano says

    Ask qoh lng poh qng pnuh makakuha ulit ng voters I’d kz nasnatch poh ung bag qoh nandun poh lahat ng I’ds qoh..need qoh poh mkakuha ulit ng voters I’d.. pls reply urgent

  12. Rosanna lLalog says

    53 yo nko. Pde ba magparegister this august to september 2019?

  13. Casey trishapalima says

    Anu po mga reqiurements sa pag apply nang voters po

  14. Casey trisha palima says

    Pag po ba tatlong beses ndi nakaboto anu po mangyayari

    • rosemarie says

      bakit po yung sa anak ko wla p dw yuung voters id nia pero nung bumoto xa dun s pinirmhan nia my copy na ng id nia

  15. Analyn rivera says

    Anu poh ba recquierments para sa pag papa regestretion sa pag boto

  16. Cyril Ace C. Narne says

    May id na po ba ako?

  17. pag po ba magtransfer ako ng lugar ano po dadalhin ko papers at magpapa change status na din ako from manila to mandaluyong pk

  18. Irene Balingit says

    Kung magttransfer po sa ibang lugar. Ano pong valid i d ang kailangan ipakita?

  19. Mary Grace Manuel says

    gudmorning po ..tatanong ko lng po kng pwede p po bko mka kuha ng voter id ,kc po ung voters id ko po nawala po e ,ska po ipapa change status ko n po sna single po kc nklagay don,ngaun po kasal nko ..thankyou po .

  20. San po pwede mag paregister dto sa sta rosa laguna

  21. gd pm gusto ko sanang mag pa register uli kasi wala na raw ako pangalan sa commelic ,kaso d2 ako sa abroad ang vacation ko pa ay april ang may,tanong ko lang pwidi bang ipadala sa akin d2 sa abroad ang application ng commelic for registration?

  22. Jessabel Buenavista says

    Paano po kaya nakarehistro na po aq kaso po apaelyedo po ni papa ko nakalagay sa voters id ko at ung nasa birthcertificate ko is apelyedo ng mama ko pwede po bang ipabago kc need ko po sa ko po sa application ko sa abroad?

  23. Pano po kung itatransfer ko po yung mama ko. Voter po sya sa Ilagan Isabela then gusto ko po ipalipat dito sa Cavite. Pano po process? Thank you po

    • Announcement PH Staff says

      Punta lang po kayo sa COMELEC dyan sa Cavite, sila na bahala mag coordinate sa Ilagan.

  24. Jennifer ong says

    Ask ko po panu po magpalipat ng rehistro dati sa makati ako ngaun dito nq sa leyte anu po dapat gwin

  25. Daisy Cidrone says

    Marami n din po ang nagcomment at nagtatanong tungkol s mga problema nila s voters id… bakit wala po kaung teply para masagot ung mga katanungan ng mga tao?

  26. Alberto Rivera Jr says

    What if nawala po yung voter’s 🆔 for almost 10years anu po ang dapat gawin para makakuha ulit ng bagong 🆔.
    Thank you in advance

  27. Joseph robles says

    Nawala voters id ko… Pero sabi nman PO ng barangay officials n mababago po ung id… Kylan po kaya un. KC. Po gamitin po UN KC valied db?

  28. Cindy joy dasco deocariza says

    Ask ko po kng pde mkkuha ng votets id nhulog kc id ko n voters id dkona lm kng sn nhulog

  29. ma.lourdes ortinero says

    paano po ung ngpachange status ilang taon na dn po diko pa po nkkuha ung voters id ko kc dw mppalitan na ng national id …mkkuha nba ngaun ung voters id

  30. jocelyn b aldevera says

    nakarehistro na po ako 2013 pa hanggang ngaun di ko nkuha ung voters id tanong ko po klangan pa bang mag parehisto ulit para makuha ung voters id kc matagal tagal na rin po un

  31. Jasmin Uy says

    Paano po yun lumipat na ng bahay? iba na po ang locality?

    • ana lea h. exconde says

      nagpa rehistro na po ako noong 2014..tapos nag follow up ako ng voters id ng 2019 e wala pa daw po, tinanong ko po kung bakit ang tagal..sabi ng kausap ko certification nlang daw ang binibigay ngaun at wala ng voters id…magkakaron pa po ba ng id?

  32. Jennielyn prasmo says

    Matagal na po akong nakaregister at nakakaboto pero hanggang ngayon wala parin ang id ko..nung kinukuha ko kasi sa comelec wala na dw id voters pinalitan na dw ng national id pero hanggang ngayon wala parin ata..ang tanong ko po kaylan po lalabas ang national id kailangan ko po kasi ng id eh..salamat po sa sagot..

  33. Eric Delgado says

    Ask ko lang po bakit hanggang ngayun wala pa voters id ng mrs ko? More or less 3yrs na sya nag apply nagpa change status lang sya na married.

  34. Noemi acuña says

    Naka rehistro nko pano napo ung i.d diko man lg nakuja makukuja din kaya po neto

  35. Karen Julie Viado-Arcon says

    Hi ask ko lang po if paano ang process para ma change ang status sa voter’s I.D.. Married npo kc ako ngayon and gusto ko sana na may voters id ako gamit ang married name ko. Thankyou !

  36. MarjorieCariaga says

    Never pa ako nakakuha ng voters ID ko since nagpa register ako ng 2009 ☹☹☹

  37. Bakit dito samin wla parin kaming voters ID???sabi nang comelec hindi na dw sila mag issue ng ID…importante pa nman ang voters ID pang valid

  38. Mary jane nastor says

    Paano po makukuha voters id qu 2012 papo aqu naka pag registered as a voters unti now dipa nakuha id qu pano po bah need qu kac ng valid id .kac mag apply aqu ng trabhu para ibang bansa

    • Ellalane R. Sagmit says

      Hangang ngyon wala pa din ang Voter’s id ko. Ilang beses na ako ng follow up sa COMELEC sb dpa daw dumarating. Pero ung anak ko na kasabay ko ngpa register, may Voter’s id na. Kaylan ba nila irerelease id ko.

  39. Alice Marie Saludar says

    Nawala po ung voters id ko pwd po b mkakuha ng bgo..?

  40. gina añano roble says

    Nakaregistered po ako gamit apilyedo ng asawa ko.. na married na status ko bkt pag kuha ko ng voter certificate single parin.
    Bfore gina nadera añano
    Din nung mag pa change status ako
    Gina añano roble.. nakuha ko vcertificate ko ng gina añano roble, april 24 1986, single.
    Bat ganun d po ba dapat married na status ko 2012 ako nagpachange status..

  41. Noreen nochefranca says

    Pwde magparegisterug usob nawala man ako voters i.d ky naapil ug kawala,

    • Evanziline concepcion says

      Panu makakakuha ulit ng voyers id nawala kz ang voters id qoe jg undoy

    • rachel gaurano says

      ang tagal tagal na ng voters id n iyan di parin nkukuha sayang ang pinamamasahe ppuntang city hall para lng kunin sna ang id pg punta m lage sgot ala prin? 4 yrs? ala parin? ano b un? kung ano p ang isa s mga importanteng id un p ang di m mkuha kuha sa tgal? gaano po b kalaki ang id n iyan at npaka tgal bgo mkuha ng nming mga botante? tarpolin b kalake? haist!!!

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