Philippine News Agency - Online facility available for voter applicants: Comelec

25 November 2020

By Ferdinand Patinio | Philippine News Agency

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said voter applicants can use its online registration facility to help them register for the May 2022 national and local elections.

According to the poll body, applicants may register by accomplishing forms thru iRehistro by visiting

However, the poll body said using the facility does not mean automatic approval of voter registration applications.

"Take note that using this online facility only attempts to facilitate the process of accomplishment of the Application Form. It does not automatically mean approval of your application," it said in an announcement on its website.

The poll body said applicants need to personally appear before their local Comelec office together with their printed online application forms for QR scanning and biometrics capture to complete the filing process.

"Biometrics capture may be done only at the local Comelec offices during office hours," it added.

In the iRehistro facility, applicant voters are asked to select the type of application they will be filing.

These are registration, transfer of registration record, reactivation of registration record, change of name due to marriage or court order/correction of entries in the voters' registration record, and inclusion of records in the book of voters/reinstatement of name in the list of voters.

Likewise, applicants need to provide their personal information, citizenship details, and residency data.

They also have the option to set an appointment which will be given over walk-in applicants, at the Comelec offices in their area.

The Election Registration Board (ERB) will approve all applications.

The voter registration period has resumed last September 1 and will run until September 30, 2021. (PNA)