There are only a few months left until the 2022 election and a few days left to register as a voter; have you registered yet?

Every six years, the country holds presidential elections in which citizens are encouraged to get involved in picking leaders who can rule the country effectively.

Even in the face of a worldwide calamity such as the pandemic, citizens must exercise their right to vote. Thus, everybody who hasn't registered by now should go ahead and do so. While there have been appeals to move the deadline for registering, Comelec has stayed steadfast in its decision not to extend the registration due past September 30th, 2021. Make sure to register as soon as possible!

Check to see whether you're eligible before registration.
  • Mandatory for all participants must be Filipino citizens
  • Voters must be at least eighteen (18) years old by the time of the election or before (May 9, 2022)
  • You must have resided in the Philippines for a minimum of one (1)year and in the place where you wish to vote for a minimum of six (6) months before the election.
If you’re unsure about how to register, we’ve outlined the steps below:
  1.  Schedule an appointment with the Comelec office nearest you.

Visit the city hall, but be sure to use their online appointment scheduling system beforehand. There may be a greater number of requests than usual, so make an appointment at least a week in advance. In addition, verify the office hours at your local city hall.

You can also arrange an appointment through the iRehistro website.

Application for Registration : iRehistro Version ... - Comelec

Another option is to find your municipality's Office of the Election Officer and make an appointment using their system.

  1. Please provide a photocopy of one of the following forms of identification.
  • Employee's identification card (ID), signed by the employer or an authorized representative
  • PWD Discount ID Card 
  • Postal ID 
  • A student's ID or library card
  • Identification Card for Senior Citizens 
  • a Driver’s License
  • NBI clearance
  • Passport
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID
  • A license issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)
  • Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or IPs
  • Any other valid ID
Once you've met all the requirements, you're good to go. Please bring the following items to the Comelec office and adhere to basic health requirements.
  • Forms that have been completed (filled-out forms through iRehistro or OEO)
  • Your valid identification card, both the original and a photocopy

When we're out in public, it's crucial to keep a safe distance and wear protective gear to keep ourselves safe. It's a good idea to double-check the list of suggested items to bring with you while registering to vote. No worries, Wanderskye has you covered!

Note that you will be deemed a registered voter once the Election Registration Board has given your application the green light to move forward with the process. 

This should be shared widely to encourage people to make their voices known by voting. Let us work together to make our country a better place.