How to get Voter's ID in the Philippines

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I already have a Voter's ID before but just recently, a good soul slashed my bag and got my wallet which has all my IDs in it. Moral Lesson?Separate all your IDs so that if you lost your wallet, all your important documents and IDs are secured. Since I don't have a Voter's ID, this will also be my guide on how to get one. If you don't have Voter's ID yet, then might as well apply for one.

Here are the steps you should do based on COMELEC:

Step 1

Bring the needed requirements for applying a voter's id:

A valid id. It could be your birth certificate (Either NSO or Local Civil Registrar Copy), postal id, driver's license, passport id, GSIS ID, PhilHealth ID, school id, etc. You can browse a list of Philippine valid id's here. If you don't bring a valid id, the COMELEC office will not accept your voter's id application.

Here's a list of recommended valid id's required by the COMELEC Office:

Postal ID
Drivers license
Students ID or library card, signed by the school authority
Employees identification card (ID) with the signature of the employer or authorized representative
Senior Citizens ID
Passport
NBI/PNP clearance
Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
SSS/GSIS ID
License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC); and
Any other valid ID...

Step 2

Go to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office. 

Step 3

Apply for a voter's id inside the COMELEC office. The staff will entertain you, check your valid id, and process your application.

Step 4

They will give you a voter's id application form you should fill-out correctly. You should know where you currently live. Know what street or sitio and baranggay you live. (This is very helpful for new residents)

The issuance of voter's id will take several months or even a year depending on the city/municipality.

Voter's Identification Number (VIN)

Voter's Identification Number (VIN) refers to the number assigned by the Commission on Elections to a registered voter that shall consist of three (3) parts:
the current address (city/municipality and province);
the current precinct assignment of the voter; and
the permanent birth and name code unique to every voter;

Hope this one helps! :) 

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11 comments

  1. where is the new comelec office in antipolo? i heard nilipat na dw. thanks for the help tho :)

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  2. Hello :) It is located at Lores Mall 2nd floor, in front of SM Hypermarket :)

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  3. How long po bago marelease yung ID? Thanks!

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  4. How it will take po bago marelease yung iD? Thanks!

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  5. ive been in new hq building of comelec office in antipolo.. sadly 2011,2012,2013 registered voter id has not been released yet by comelec.. uwi din akong nga nga.. btw tga cogeo ako..

    i heard dun sa kasama kong pumila na kung magparehistro n lng ng Bago kasi 6mos lng daw ma issue na ng bago. idk if its true..

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  6. it's been 3 years ng mag registered ako ng voter's ID and I don't know how kung paano ko ito makukuha at malaman kung ok na ba to. help naman po. voter's ID is very important kasi Valid ID siya ..

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  7. SIR..tanong kulang po gaano ba katagal ang process ng nso sa tantangan koronadal south cotabato..kasi ung misis ko nag apply november 14 ,2014 ..kasi pupunta sa abroad hindi mabigyan priority ang ofw?maka kuha agad ng voters id?

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  8. GOOD EVE PO ASK KO LNG PO KC NEED SA COMPANY N PAPASUKAN KO ANG VOTER'S ID,,KASO PO KAKAPAREHSTRO KO P LNG NUNG DEC.2O14,,PEDE PO B AKO KUMUHA NG VOTER'S CERTFICATE

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  9. May babayaran po ba kapag nag-apply ng voter's id? Thanks!

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  10. Hello there,
    I would like to know how fast my mother in law can get her voters ID for applying passport. We were told it will take months but is there any alternative way to get her voters ID or a certificate stamped by a comelec officer just to obtain her passport?

    I desperately need help,
    Mmbc

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  11. Hi. Nagparegister ako nung 2012 pa pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin yung voter's ID ko (at sa nanay ko) samantalang yung mga kasabay ko magregister (my sisters and cousins) natanggap na nila voter's ID nila the following year (2013)

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