The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reopened voters' registration from Dec. 12 to Jan. 31, allowing those who weren't able to take part in the past elections to participate in the upcoming polls.
The next elections will be the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls in December 2023. Applicants have over a month to register at Comelec offices in their cities and towns from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said.
Comelec's Register Anywhere Project (RAP) will accommodate applicants at malls in and out of Metro Manila, including SM Mall of Asia, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, Robinson's Place Manila, Robinson's Galleria, Robinson's Mall Tacloban, SM City Legazpi, and Robinson's Mall Naga. These locations will be open to registration on Saturdays and Sundays between Dec. 17 to Jan. 22, except holidays Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1, 2023.
Applicants can also register at the Senate of the Philippines on Jan. 25, 2023.
What you need to bring
To qualify as Barangay voters, applicants must be 18 years old and above, a Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines for at least one year and residing at least in the area where they are looking to get registered for at least six months prior to election day.
Meanwhile, SK voters must be Filipino citizens aged 15 to 30 years old and residing in the area they want to be registered for at least six months before election day.
Applicants will need to bring a valid ID such as National ID, passport, driver's license, NBI clearance, SSS/GSIS ID or UMID card, Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID, PRC license, employment ID, student ID, Senior Citizen's ID, PWD ID, Indigenous Peoples Certificate from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, and notarized Barangay Certification with photo and signature.
Aside from registration, voters may also apply for transfer of registration records, reactivation of voter status, and correction of entries in their records.