Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a longtime overseas Filipino worker in the Middle East, Joel Macayoyong, a former overseas absentee voter, returned to the Philippines.
But in the coming election, he will be voting in the Philippines, so he went to the Comelec to transfer his voter record.
The transfer of voter records due to changed addresses is part of the ongoing voter registration for the 2022 election.
This also includes the reactivation of a deactivated voter record due to failing to vote in the last 2 elections or due to a judgment or order of any court and changing the last name and correcting misspellings of the name and other voter information records.
There is only one voter registration application form for this. Find the type of registration to do and fill in the required information.
“Ang form naman natin is ‘one size fits all’ eh. Iche-check mo lang ang particular transaction na kailangan mo,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.
Those who have transferred the voting address must also present to the Comelec an I.D. which will indicate the new address.
Comelec voter registration guide for election 2022
“Puwede kang magbigay ng proof of residence, ang tinatanggap halimbawa ng ating election officer diyan yung mga billing – billing statement, o kung ikaw ay nangungupahan isang contract of lease na nasa pangalan mo,” said Jimenez.
A registered voter from the relocated area may also be included to prove that they live there.
If you need to correct the spelling of the name or other information in the voter record, you must bring a birth certificate or any other relevant document.
Those who re-reactivate their voter registration must bring an ID.
It should also be noted that only at the Comelec office can the voter registration application form be signed and the thumbprints affixed.
According to the Comelec, voter registration is until September 30, which said it is far from being extended.
According to Comelec, the current number of registered voters is over 60 million.
They are confident that it will add another million before voter registration closes.