It has been fourteen years (14) that the constitution has bestowed upon me my right to suffrage. But even so, I am so ashamed to admit that I have not participated in any election. This year, things will change as I realized the power of my vote. One vote that represents change, ONE VOTE for ONE SUCCESSFUL NATION.
I would like to encourage everyone to register as a voter as early as possible. Your voices need to be heard and your vote is the only instrument to make that happen.
Here are the 10 HAPPY STEPS to a better Philippines:
10 HAPPY STEPS TO REGISTER AS A VOTER.
Now that you have completed the 10 happy steps to become a registered voter, you can now start choosing your 2016 president. Would it be GRACE POE, MAR ROXAS or DUTERTE?
Ikaw, sinong presidente mo? Well, pa-register ka muna bago ka mag-react! 🙂 Happy registration to everyone!!
THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE HEADING FOR REGISTRATION:
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A REGISTERED VOTER?
For you to be qualified for registration, apart from good looks because that is already given, you must possess all of the following requirements:
- A Filipino citizen, who is not yet a registered voter;
- At least eighteen (18) years of age;
- A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year;
- A resident in the place wherein he (or she) proposes to vote for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections; and
- Not otherwise disqualified by law.
Please bear in mind that those who will be turning 18 on or before 09 May 2016, or whose required period of residence will be satisfied on or before said election date, may start filing their applications for registration starting 09 May 2015 only.
If you want to check the exact wording of this provision please refer to Section 9 of COMELEC Resolution No. 9853.
WHAT ARE THE DISQUALIFICATIONS?
In addition to the first four (4) requirements as enumerated above, you must also not possess any of the following disqualifications:
- 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;
- 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
- Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority unless subsequently declared by proper authority that such person is no longer insane or incompetent.
WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS THAT YOU NEED BEFORE REGISTRATION?
A person has to establish his/her identity when he (or she) personally appears to file his/her application for registration before the Office of the Election Officer (OEO). The following identification documents are the valid IDs accepted:
- Employee’s identification card (ID), with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
- Postal ID ;
- PWD Discount ID;
- Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
- Senior Citizen’s ID;
- Driver’s license;
- NBI clearance;
- SSS/GSIS ID;
- Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
- 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; and
- 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 (or 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.