The 2022 Philippine election is set and everyone is starting to gear up for it, both the politicians and the Filipino citizens.
UPDATE: COMELEC has activated its official voter verifier website. Check out the steps to access it below.
From the September 30 deadline, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has extended the voter registration from October 11 to 30. After that, you might want to check for your voter registration status, here’s how.
Checking for registration status is only ideal for new voters or for those who changed their address. If you’ve already voted in 2019, you’re all good.
Also, there’s no easily accessible database to go to to check your status. The methods and steps we’ll show you require some sort of communication with an actual COMELEC representative, so don’t expect it to be instant. That said, let’s get started.
How to check for voter registration in the Philippines
Method 1: COMELEC Online Precinct Finder
Step 1: Here’s how you can check if you’re still a registered voter while also having to see where your voting precinct will be at the same time. To start, visit the portal via this link: voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph/voter_precinct. Click “Continue” in the Disclaimer pop-up.
Note: Due to heavy traffic, the web page occasionally goes down. You might need to try loading it multiple times before you can access it.
Step 2: Choose if you’re a Local or Overseas voter. For this tutorial, we’ll choose Local.
Step 3: Type all the required information: First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Province, and City or Municipality.
Step 4: Click Continue.
Step 5: If there’s an issue with your voter’s registration, you shall see a note similar to the screenshot below. Alternatively, if your registration is good, the screen shall display your precinct location.
Method 2: Send an email to COMELEC
Step 1: Open whatever email app you have on your phone or access your email via a web browser on a desktop computer.
Step 2: Create a new email. In the “Send To” field, type in [email protected]
Step 3: In the body of the email, type in your:
- Complete name (middle name included)
- Date of birth, Address
- Contact Number
- Place of Registration
- Date of registration (year)
Step 4: Send the email. You should get an email response in 3 to 7 days.
Method 3: Visit a COMELEC field office
Considering the health crisis, this may not be the most ideal method to do. Still, there are some perks to visiting a COMELEC office physically, like speaking to a representative physically that should be able to answer your queries better, faster, and with clarity.
You can check the nearest COMELEC field office in your area here.
Method 4: Call COMELEC hotlines
Possibly the fastest way to do it is by reaching COMELEC via its hotlines. That way, you can talk to a representative that should also ready to answer any of your other questions.
- (02) 8 527 1896
- (02) 8 527 4431
- (02) 8 527 7769
- (02) 8 527 9365.