Frequently Asked Questions
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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.