The Commission on Elections has allowed deactivated voters to renew their registration records online as it aims to get as many registered voters as possible for the May 2022 elections.
Some 6.3 million deactivated voters can get their registration status reactivated through email, said Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.
"Their biometrics are still in the database of the Commission on Elections, hence they need not apply for reactivation in person," she said in a Facebook post.
The Comelec on Monday released the guidelines for the online voter registration reactivation, and it applies to those who have complete biometrics data in the local Comelec office where the application is to be filed.
The types of applications that can be done through this process are:
- Reactivation with Correction of Entries
- Reactivation with Transfer Within the Same Locality
- Reactivation with Transfer Within the Same Locality and Correction of Entries
- Reactivation with Updating of Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Persons Deprive of Liberty Records
Here's a step-by-step process on how you can reactivate your voter registration status online:
Step 1: Accomplish the application form
You need to fill out the CEF-1 form that can be downloaded from the Comelec website. When accomplishing the form manually, make sure to print it out in long bond paper.
At the front page of the form, check the appropriate oval and supply the necessary information. Don't forget to affix your signature above your printed name, and write the date below. Indicate your active mobile number/s or email address/es at the top right portion of the form, below the words REVISED CEF-1.
At the back, fill out parts 1 and 2, including the oath, thumbprints and signatures.
Step 2: Prepare the documentary requirements
You need to scan the documentary requirements for online reactivation and email them to the official email address of your local Office of Election Officer, which you can find in the Comelec website.
The subject line of the email must indicate the type of application being filed.
Here are the documentary requirements:
- Accomplished Application Form or CEF-1 (front and back pages)
- Valid ID
- Supplementary Data Form, for senior citizens, PWDs, and PDLs who want to update their records
Step 3: Wait for the confirmation from the Office of Election Officer
Your local Office of Election Officer will contact you through the mobile number or email address you provided.
The confirmation can be done through an online interview, the details of which will be provided by the Office of Election Officer, or through personal appearance if you have incomplete or corrupted biometrics.
Additional documents may also be required to support your application.
The Comelec reminds the public that voter registration, including satellite registration and online reactivation, remains suspended in areas under ECQ or MECQ.
Voter registration hours have been extended starting Monday, Aug. 23. The deadline for voter registration is on Sept. 30.