MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will resume the issuance of voter’s certification on Monday (May 10) in its head office in Intramuros, Manila.
In a statement, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said: “Registered voters nationwide may apply for a voter’s certification from Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. at the Comelec’s National Central File Division (NCFD) satellite office, located at the back of Chowking in FEMI Building, Extension Cabildo Street cor A. Soriano Avenue, Intramuros, Manila.”
The public is advised that application for the issuance of voter certification are by appointment only.
Likewise, the no face mask, no face shield policy is strictly imposed within the Comelec premises to ensure the safety of the public, “even while the NCR (National Capital Region) Plus remains under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine.”
Here are the steps on how to apply for a voter’s certification:
1. Set an appointment via the Facebook page of the Comelec-NCFD accessible through this link:(bit.ly/NCFDFBPage)
2. Go to bit.ly/OnlineVoterCertificationApplication and fill out the online voter certification request form. Clicking “submit” will automatically forward the completed form to the Comelec.
3. An appointment confirmation slip will be emailed by Comelec to the applicant. The applicant should print out the appointment slip.
4. Go to the Comelec-NCFD satellite office on the appointed date and time. Present the appointment slip and other documentary requirements. Proceed to payment and await release of the voter’s certification.
On the day of the appointment, the Comelec reminded the public on the following:
1. At the Comelec-NCFD satellite office, present one valid ID. Submit a photocopy of the same ID.
2. Pay the P75 fee.
3. An authorized representative bearing an authorization letter may transact on behalf of the applicant. The representative must have a valid ID and a photocopy of the same ID.
The Comelec also noted that the “voter’s certification is free of charge for senior citizens, persons with disability, members of Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Cultural Communities, and solo parents.”