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Frequently Asked Questions


August 10, 2010 (via Twitter)

Q: last election I was a registered voter in makati,can I register anew as pque resident?

A: You might not make the residency requirement. Sorry.

August 3, 2010 (via Comments)

Q: What are the procedures to be able to vote under my married name? I am registered with my maiden name.

A: What you want to do is to file an application for CHANGE OF NAME/Correction of Entries. You will need to bring a marriage certificate. Also, I have to tell you you can continue voting under your maiden name if you wanted to. 😀


(via Twitter) Q:  I’m a registered voter in Cavite but I want to transfer in Paranaque City. What are the requirements po?

A: Just file a TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION application in Paranaque City. 😀


(via Twitter) Q: does the registration tomorrow allow those who want to change their place of registration / precint?

A: Yes, you can transfer your place of registration tomorrow until the thirteenth of August.

August 2, 2010 (via Twitter)

Q: Sir kailan ang simula ng magpaparenew ng voters ID?

A: Hindi po kailangan i-renew ang voter’s ID. Kapag rehistrado ka na, hindi na po kailangan magparehistro uli.


Q: Director James, do I still need to register if I voted last May 10, 2010?

A: Nope. If you were able to vote in the last elections, that means your registration is up-to-date, i.e., you haven’t been de-activated. No worries for you then, come the October barangay elections! Huzzah!


Q: paano po kung galing k s ibang probinsya?at 2 election ng hindi nakaboto?

A: May COMELEC offices sa bawat siyudad at munisipalidad, so hindi problema yan. Maliban na lang kung sa probinsya ka naka-rehistro ngunit sa Maynila ka nagtatrabaho. Talaga ngang hindi ka makakaboto niyan. Best advice: kung sa Manila ka naka-base at may residence ka naman dito, file for a TRANSFER of registration na, para maka-boto ka dito.

Kung dalawang eleksyon ka nang hindi nakakaboto, malamang DE-ACTIVATED ka na. Mag-file ka ng application for RE-ACTIVATION. Kung gusto mo naman magpa-transfer na rin, meron din tayong RE-ACTIVATION WITH TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION form. 😀


Q: How many times would u have skipped voting for your registration to get deactivated?

A: Twice. Failure to vote in two successive regular elections will generally result in deactivation. However, since we are still in the middle of modernizing our registration handling systems, there might be some unintentional exceptions. We are working to resolve those as quickly as possible.


Q: i’ve registered for the natl election, do i have to register again for the barangay election?

A: Nope. A person needs to register only once in his lifetime: either when he turns 18 or when he feels he is ready to vote.

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  2. Catherine Jones Jimenez says:

    What are the procedures to be able to vote under my married name? I am registered with my maiden name.

    1. HENRY says:

      Catherine, good evening!!! You may file with your local Comelec Office, an application for change of status/change of name. Just bring with you your Marriage Contract, have it photocopied, and fill out in three (3) copies, Application for Correction/Change of Name (Blue). Your application does not automatically guarantee that it is approved. It will still be heard by the local Election Registration Board for appropriate action. You may, however, still vote using your maiden surname. Thank you.

      1. Edgar Joseph Pardian says:

        Paano po kung nirereklamo ka pero mali ang pagkakabaybay ng pangalan mo? ano po ba ang puwedeng gawin

  3. Mark Allan Galupo says:

    Sir, gaano po kalaki ang assurance na matutuloy ang barangay at sk elections this coming October 25, 2010.

    Bakit po madami ang nais ma-postpone ito.

    Kung mapopostpone hindi po ba ito makakaapekto sa bansa?

    1. james says:

      Mark, in truth, this IS the most frequently asked question: TULOY BA? LOL

      Yes, we are pushing through with the Barangay and SK elections, UNLESS there is a law that will tell us otherwise.

      How big of a reassurance can we give you? Hard to say. However, Chiz Escudero has said that it’s unlikely to be postponed.

      Why do a lot of people want to postpone this? The answers come from both sides. Those not in Barangay or SK positions either say there is no money for it, or that these two – SK especially – become breeding grounds of corruption. Those who hold SK and Barangay elections, I suppose, just want to stay on.

      If the Bgy and SK elections are postponed, the country won’t fall apart. That’s for sure.

      1. Sir, sa totoo lang mas maganda siguro kung ituloy na lamang nila ang SK election. Tutal gumastos na rin sila sa pagpapa rehistro ng mga botante para sa SK. Kung hindi man matuloy mas mabuti na sigurong iabolish na, at dapat wala na ring mareretain sa mga lumang SK.

  4. freej says:

    sir panu po pag di ako nakaregister sa national election pero gusto ko mag register for barangay election would that be possible. anu po kailangan na mga requirements for registration for barangay election. ang meron po ako ay nbi clearance, barangay clearance, barangay id, postal id, birth certificate ng nso would this all help me?

    1. HENRY says:

      Freej, Magandang gabi!! You would just need to meet the minimum period of residence in the barangay where you intend to vote of six (6) months and one year naman in the municipality where that particular barangay is located for at least one (1) year. Kapag kayo’y kinapanayam ng alinman sa mga taga Comelec, mangyari po lamang na magsabi kayo ng totoo regarding your registration status para na rin po ito sa inyong kaligtasan. Ang pagiging double registrant ninyo kung sakali, ang magbibigay sa inyo ng malaking problema dahil maaari po kayong mahabla kapag kayo’y nagsinungaling ukol sa inyong registration. Siyanga po pala, I am also an Election Officer in one of the municipalities of this country, kaya ko po nasabi ang ganito. Sana po ay nalinawan kayo.

  5. freej says:

    its my first time po to register e…ever…kahit national election di me nakapag register…

  6. Markfil tersol says:

    sir, ano po requirements na dapat dalhin in filing CoCs for SK election? thank u. :)

    1. james says:

      Make sure the COC is completely filled up. It would also be a good idea to bring a valid ID. And bring extra pictures.

  7. konsiedmond says:

    Sir James! Good Day po! bout sacampaign materials/ paraphernalias anu-ano po ang bawal? and proper dimensions? salamat po at Mabuhay!

  8. Alfred Cruz says:

    Good am po, saan po pwedeng magdownload ng CBFSP Form No. 2 for gun ban exemption?

    Salamat po,

    1. james says:

      The Gun Ban committee hasn’t posted those forms online yet. You’re going to have to go straight to the Committee for that. See your local Election Officer or Regional Director for details please.

  9. matutuloy po ba ang barangay election sa october 2013?

    1. james says:

      Sa ngayon po, wala pa namang indikasyon na hindi matutuloy. Abangan po natin kung ano ang sasabihin ng Kongresso. Salamat po

  10. Dito sa province of quezon, year 2005 to 2006 registrants lang ang nabigyan ng voter’s id…Kelan po kaya makakapag-issue ng voter’s id sa mga nagrehistro mula 2007 to 2010? Sa ngayon ay napakahalaga po ng valid id at voter’s id po ang isa sa mga inaasahan ng mga nasa sector ng pagsasaka at pangingisda maging ang mga indibiduwal na walang ibang id…

  11. HENRY says:

    Arville, kaunting pasensya na lang muna. Hindi lang ikaw ang may ganyang problema. Halos lahat tayo, ganyan din ang itinatanong. Alalahanin natin, hindi iisang bayan lang ang inaasikaso ng Comelec, buong bansa. Ang masaklap pa nito, hindi kaming nasa field ang nag iimprenta ng mga IDs ninyo, kundi ang Central Office. Kung nagkataong itinalaga sa amin ang karapatang mag imprenta ng mga IDs ninyo, matagal na kayong naisyuhan ng inyong Voter’s ID.

  12. rufil baes says:

    sir,how can I know if my voter’s I.d is already released? I have been emailing to comelec website but no response from them.
    I’m from roxas city capiz
    I was registered last feb. 2009

    1. james says:

      Hello Rufil. YOur first step is to check the comelec website. Look for the online verification of ID printing status.Just fill in your details and hit search. Next step, contact the Comelec office where you registered. If your ID is ready to be released, they’re the ones who will have it.

      Good luck! And let me know how it turns out.

  13. rufil baes says:

    Sir james,until now I can’t access your comelec website since thursday april 5.I don’t know yet my voters i.d status and when I access it qoute
    ” The connection has timed out
    The server at is taking too long to respond.
    The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

  14. jovie says:

    Tuloy po ba ang barangay election 2013?

  15. hai james paano kung nakakarehistro ako sa sk? tapos mag register pa ba ako uli nang pang 18+ na vote
    at noong last eleksyon nakakavote ako sa ibang lugar pero parihas lng yung province??

  16. Joshua says:

    tuloy po ba ang sk election this 2013 ? saka totoo po bang sk chairman lang wala nang councilor

    1. james jimenez says:

      Tuloy po. Not sure yet about the changes you mentioned.

  17. Mon says:

    Sir, Can i have a copy of resolutions from the commission regarding 2013 Barangay and SK Elections? and a resolution that pertains to the extension of reshuffling of the Election Officers in Lanao del Sur in the Recently concluded May 2013 Elections?? PDF file or a link to where can i download the file/s? The website of the commission had not posted latest resolution on this matter yet.

  18. Ronald says:

    sir, good day! i am one of the aspirants for october 2013 barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections. meron lang po akong clarification especially sa required period ng comelec for me to qualify to run as barangay chairman in our barangay (in aklan). for your information registered voter po ako doon and never pa naman akong nag-failed to vote. the problem is hindi continuous ang stay ko sa barangay namin considering na meron akong work sa manila so, worried ako na if i will run for an office i-disqualify ako due to said ground. now, ask ko lang po kailangan ba talagang continuous na 1 year akong mag stay? actually madalas naman akong umuwi sa amin minsan monthly minsan once every two months…i will not pursue naman if talagang hindi ako mag-qualify sa requirements. sana mabigyan ako ng malinaw na paliwanag…maraming salamat!

  19. nariko024 says:

    pwede na po ba mag pa register ngayon ???
    kase po d ako nakapag parehistro last national election gusto ko sana mag parehistro nagun para maka boto ako sa local election

    1. james jimenez says:

      JUly 22 to 31

  20. jungomez says:

    What about those file registration that are not living with in the barangay. What kind of offenses do they commit.

  21. fidel says:

    Pano po ba pag ng register para makavote sa brgy elections kailangan pa po ba mag register para sa national elections ?? Nag reg po ako non nung 2008 ata pano po ba malalaman kung kailangan ko pang magregister or magreactivatr lang? At kung kailangan pong mag reg kelan po pwede pano kung pag activate lang kelan po pde?? Thanks po in advance sa sagot nyo.

  22. eramos says:

    Hi, can someone run for a official of a barangay even if she/he was registered last 2012 on the different city or place? she/he will get disqualified for that?and also regardless if she/he voted or not on different place ?

  23. Dennis Bautista says:


    Hi Sir,

    I just want to ask, kung pwede po bang maging empleyado ng barangay ang natalong kandidato? Halimbawa, tumakbo po bilang isang kagawad pero sya ay natalo, pwede ba syang ma appoint bilang secretary o treasurer ng barangay? Maraming salamat po.


  24. gudam kelan po kaya ang next comelec registration?

  25. Daryl1991 says:

    Good day Sir Jimenez, My name is Daryl at ngayon po ay Brgy. Kagawad po ako ngayon, I would just like to ask kung ano na pong manyayari sa youth sector natin? Coz maybe 60% of kids in here still don’t know na walang SK na nakaupo ngayon sa barangay, and they are looking after me (23 yrs old po ako). Ang Kapitan din po namin dito ay wala pang malinaw na sagot kung ano ang gagawin nya para sa kabataan namin dito. What should I do Sir? Pls give me some advice.

  26. Janina Espino Nevado says:

    Sir. Saan Ko Po Makukuha Ung Voter’s I.D kO Nung 2009 Pa Po Kase ako nakapagpa register hanggang ngaun kase hindi ko pa nakukuha .. kailangan ko po kasi yun .. maraming salamat po .. :)

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