Now that the national elections have finished, it’s time for our very own barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials to take the stand.
Before the Philippines’ Barangay and SK elections happen later this year, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is urging Filipinos to register, so they can vote and elect their desired local officials.
Today, we’ll detail how you can register, know if you are eligible, and all the things you should know about the registration process to vote in the upcoming barangay and SK elections.
- How to check voter registration status in the Philippines
- How to track delivery status of National ID
When is the barangay and SK election in 2022?
The election will happen on December 5, 2022.
Who can register?
You can register to vote for the barangay elections if you are:
- at least 18 years old on or before election day;
- a Philippine resident for at least one year and at least six months on the barangay you are voting in.
Meanwhile, you can register for SK elections if you are:
- at least 15 years old but not more than 30 years old before election day;
- and a resident of the barangay at least six months before the election.
When are the barangay and SK registration schedules for 2022?
The voter registration for 2022 will happen from July 4 to July 23 from Mondays to Saturdays (even holidays), at 8AM to 5PM.
Can I register, transfer, or reactivate for Barangay and SK elections?
Other than registration, the COMELEC is also accepting different types of applications from July 4 to 23, 2022. That includes the transfer of records, reactivation, and more. You can check the list of applications accepted below.
- Transfer of Registration Records
- Change/Correction of Entries in Registration Records
- Inclusion and Reinstatement in the Voter’s List
- Reactivation of Registration Records (may be applied for online be sending the duly accomplished application form with proof of identity via the official email address of the Office of the Election Officer from July 4-19, 2022)
- Transfer of Registration Records from Overseas Post to Local
Some reactivation applications can also be done online. Such applications include:
- Reactivation with Correction of Entries
- Reactivation with Transfer Within the Same City/Municipality/District
- Reactivation with Transfer Within and Correction of Entries
- Reactivation with Updating of Records of Senior Citizen and Person with Disabilities.
How to register, reactivate, and transfer for barangay and SK elections?
Step 1: To avoid the hassle, COMELEC encourages people to fill up the appropriate application forms before proceeding with the process. You can download the forms from their website. Alternatively, you can still get these forms for free from the COMELEC office.
Step 2: Once filled up, make sure you have any proof of identity (see list below), and bring it to your nearest COMELEC office to finish the process.
List of acceptable proof of identity for COMELEC
- Postal ID
- PhilSys National ID
- Driver’s License
- Employee’s ID with Employer’s Signature
- PWD ID
- Student’s ID or Library Card signed by school authority
- Senior Citizen’s ID
- SSS/GSIS ID
- NBI Clearance
- IBP ID
- License issued by the PRC
- Certificate of Confirmation issued by the NCIP for members of ICCs or IPs
- Barangay Identification or Certification (with photo)
- Any other valid ID or proof of identification
Those are the things you should know when registering, transferring, and reactivating on COMELEC for the barangay and SK elections.