Filipinos who got a "no record found" in the Comelec voter precinct finder are asked to confirm their status with their local Comelec offices before the May 9 elections, the poll body said Sunday.
Comelec activated its online voter precinct finder on April 22, with some voters complaining their searches yielded no results.
The system could have been "overloaded" with search requests at the time of its launch, Commissioner George Garcia told Teleradyo, asking netizens to visit the online finder again.
Voters are also asked to remember if they cast their vote during the 2018 barangay and SK elections and the 2019 local elections. If yes, their status should be active, he said.
"'Pag 'di po kayo nakaboto sa dalawang magkasunod na eleksyon na 'yun, deactivated po kayo at wala na pong paraan para ma-reactivate ang atin pong registration. Sa susunod na lang po after ng botohan na ito."
Here are other tips from Comelec:
Wait for your voter information sheet
Comelec is scheduled to distribute the voter information sheet to each of the 67.4 million Filipinos registered to vote before the May 9 elections.
The info sheet indicates the voter's name, address, polling precinct, place where they are registered as a voter, and instructions on how to cast their vote, which should be sent out to all registered voters through registered mail.
Search for your status via the online precinct finder again
Missing or wrong records could be the result of an overloaded system, Garcia said.
Visit your local Comelec to verify your status
The Comelec main office gets its data from its local branches, which can verify whether you casted your vote during the 2018 barangay and SK elections and the 2019 local elections.
"Kung may pagkakataon, maaga pa naman po, mahaba-haba pang panahon, may makakapunta po sa local Comelec ninyo upang ma-verify talaga."
Click here for the list of Comelec city and municipal offices.
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