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2010 Election Guide: When, where, and how to register
You've got only about a month left to register for the 2010 elections. Find out what to bring and wear, where and when to go, what to do and what to remember.
By: Dyan Zarzuela  |   Published on: Oct 5, 2009 - 8:00am
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You've got only about a month left to register for the 2010 elections. Have your say in who our country's leaders should be and head to your locality's COMELEC office on or before October 31.

In the aftermath of typhoon Ondoy, the Commission on Elections announced on September 28 that voter registration in Pasig's first and second districts, Taguig and Muntinlupa are temporarily on hold. A representative from the National Capital Region COMELEC office told SPOT.ph on September 30 that Taguig registration resumed using satellite registration at Market Market! and Muntinlupa registration was relocated to the Alabang Public Market. Pasig registration is still on hold since passageways to their COMELEC office are submerged.

As of July, there are 2.7 million new voters and a total of 45,487,634 voters, reported Inquirer.net. Not on the list? Add yourself to the tally with SPOT.ph's election registration guide.

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30 Comments
  • albert
    hello… i just want to know if there’s still an extension for the Barangay and SK elections this october 2010… or is there an official resolution stating the final schedule of Barangay and SK elections this year? pls response… thank you!!!
    May 13 2010 @ 07:02pm     Reply  
  • albert
    hello... i just want to know if there's still an extension for the Barangay and SK elections this october 2010... or is there an official resolution stating the final schedule of Barangay and SK elections this year? pls response... thank you!!!
    May 13 2010 @ 07:00pm     Reply  
  • edz
    hello..

    saktong may 10, ung 18th b-day ko..
    pede na ba kong bumoto nun?
    kahit saktong eleksyon yung b-day ko?
    pakisagot po plss..
    Oct 28 2009 @ 05:06pm     Reply  
  • Irill
    since 2000 d nako naka vote kc neture ng work sa mil service, saan2x na assign kaya negative nako kung active pa ang name ko.
    Oct 28 2009 @ 02:00pm     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    @romano balabis: Unfortunately, registration for the 2010 election is only until October 31.

    @Gika: Sorry but overseas absentee voting ended on August 31.
    Oct 27 2009 @ 10:34am     Reply  
  • lyn
    I'll be casting my vote for the first time on this upcoming election. I'm 22 but only have registered around February of this year.

    REGISTER now ppl and let's help to make a change!
    Oct 26 2009 @ 11:18pm     Reply  
  • Gika
    May I know if all the Pilipino especiall those who are outside the country will also register or vote during the election
    Oct 26 2009 @ 09:56pm     Reply  
  • romano balabis
    my registration has been deactivated last year and i didn't got the chance to re activate it because of my time... i want to exercise my right and be part of our country's progression... im going back to the Philippines next year of March... what must i do?
    Oct 25 2009 @ 08:31pm     Reply  
  • imbestigador007
    Crabbypatty :

    If you mean "Raul Roco",Well,He ran for President during the 2004 Presidential Elections.

    Anyways,Another tip : Since this is the Last Week of registration,Expect that Most People would stay at The registration Precincts OVERNIGHT [Yes,I'm so serious about it,We've experienced it before!] so You should get there at as early as 3:00 AM. [And I'm not joking...]By experience,The COMELEC people choose only the first 500 People from the line,They put Numbers onto the Photocopied Requirements.

    On October 31,The Registration will be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 of Midnight To accommodate all the people who want to register.
    Oct 25 2009 @ 10:15am     Reply  
  • Al
    Help!

    I need some clarification about the process of reactivating my reg in comelec. I was deactivated by the comelec "for failure to vote in two (2) successive regular elections".

    1. Where do I get the yellow form (document CEF-1C)?

    2. Who (chairman of the board) should sign it?

    3. What do I do after this? How do I check if my request is approved by the Comelec?

    Thank you in advance.
    Oct 25 2009 @ 05:22am     Reply  
  • Mia
    Would you know where I can register in Taguig City?
    Oct 22 2009 @ 12:24pm     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi, heide. Since you voted in 2004, your registration status may still be active.

    Your registration status can be deactivated if you didn’t vote in the last two elections or you lost your Filipino citizenship. A deactivated status can also be because you were imprisoned for more than one year, declared insane or incompetent by the authorities, or convicted of any crime against national security and of disloyalty to the government.

    You can use the online registration verification of COMELEC (http://www.comelec.gov.ph/findprecinct/findprecinct.aspx) to check your registration status and assigned precinct.
    Oct 15 2009 @ 04:31pm     Reply  
  • heide
    Greetings to SPOT.ph, i just want 2 know if im still in the list ng magvo2te for 2010 election, since previous brgy. election po eh nd n aq nkapagboto dhl nkaalis n po aq ng bansa..pero nkapagboto pa po aq noong batch po nla late FPJ. So, possible pa po b aq mkaboto next year or nd n po? kc po im planning 2 have my vacation para lng po mkaboto.

    Please let me know...thank you

    Best Regards,
    Oct 15 2009 @ 01:44pm     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi, marivic. Unfortunately, overseas absentee voting ended on August 31.

    Hi, lene. You can use the online registration verification of COMELEC (http://www.comelec.gov.ph/findprecinct/findprecinct.aspx) to check your registration status and assigned precinct. Please read page 4 (http://www.spot.ph/2009/10/05/2010-election-guide-when-where-and-how-to-register/4/) for the guidelines for returning voters.

    Thanks! :)
    Oct 14 2009 @ 11:02am     Reply  
  • lene avila
    greetings. i am a registered voter already, do i still need to register again ? thnx
    Oct 14 2009 @ 06:27am     Reply  
  • marivic giducos
    I'm living in Italy for 9yrs now and I didn't able to register last august Is there any possibility for me and my kababayan's here to register?We are more than 200 pinoy's here who are willing to register for 2010 election.Pls. help!!!
    Oct 14 2009 @ 04:46am     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi aby,

    FOR FIRST-TIME VOTERS

    What to bring: A valid ID (passport, company ID, school ID, NBI clearance, senior citizen’s ID, driver’s license, SSS/GSIS ID, etc.) with your picture and address, photocopies of the front and back of your ID and a pen.

    Where to go: Call or visit your barangay hall and ask which COMELEC office you should go to. Your parents and neighbors might also know.

    When to go: COMELEC offices are open Mondays to Saturdays including holidays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Oct 08 2009 @ 11:04am     Reply  
  • aby
    I am a new voter and I don't know the process on how to register. Is it necessary to have an ID with my current address before I can register? What if I don't have one? What should I bring to COMELEC? I'd appreciate a reply. :)
    Oct 08 2009 @ 01:53am     Reply  
  • ulan
    thanks for the infos! this is very helpful...
    i got an unreadable biometric infos too...I believe comelec's not yet prepared for the automated election..seems their database is still messed up.. =(
    Oct 08 2009 @ 01:02am     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi risky! Unfortunately, overseas absentee voting ended on August 31.

    Monz, you only need to bring a valid ID with your picture and address.

    Mabhel, you're welcome.
    Oct 07 2009 @ 01:13pm     Reply  
  • Mabhel
    Thanx, I will go this weekend & try registering.
    Oct 07 2009 @ 11:50am     Reply  
  • Monz
    Hi is it true they need comelec birth certificate by (NSO) as requirement as valid a new reg,voters.

    or optional for that...
    Oct 07 2009 @ 01:19am     Reply  
  • risky
    hi im currently studying here in Australia and i really want to be a part of 2010 elections. where do i need to go to register? thanks a lot.
    Oct 06 2009 @ 06:16pm     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi Mabhel,

    According to COMELEC NCR (527-9624), you can register using your current address. Just bring a valid ID with your picture and address to your local COMELEC office. No need to go to your province. Also, you don't need a baranggay clearance to register.

    Hope this helped. :)
    Oct 06 2009 @ 04:52pm     Reply  
  • Mabhel
    Let me know ASAP if drs alternative about my query. I really want to be part of 2010 elections.
    Thanx....
    Oct 06 2009 @ 04:36pm     Reply  
  • Mabhel
    Im 24 years old , eversince d pa nkapag register/vote. Im residing in Guadalupe for 6 years. Nung kumuha ako ng brgy clearance sa Brgy, hall they had denied my request..kc i only live in rented place(boarding hauz)bka daw hinahabol ko lng ung mga benefits sa makati.

    Kung sa prov nmen me mag registered, meron po bang offices hir n manila n dun pwd magparehistro..
    Magastos po kc if uuwe pa dun. Im from Leyte & i have work hir n manila.Thanx
    Oct 06 2009 @ 04:31pm     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi, Normel,

    According to the COMELEC website, you have to be (1) a Filipino citizen and (2) a resident of the Philippines for one year and of the city where you want to vote for at least six months prior to the election, and of course, (3) 18 years old.

    If you meet all those requirements, you can just register at the COMELEC office in your area.
    Oct 06 2009 @ 01:54pm     Reply  
  • Normel
    What about Filipino Canadians? I have not lived in the Philippines fro many eyars, but during my recent visit, I would like to take a more active role in rebuilding Philippines. I also recognize that the 2010 election will be one of the biggest one ever seen. I would like to vote, what do I do?
    Oct 06 2009 @ 03:24am     Reply  
  • somebody
    @crabbypatty: i think roco ran in the 2004 presidential elections.
    Oct 05 2009 @ 12:48pm     Reply  
  • Crabbypatty
    This is useful. However, I just discovered that I need to re-register. When did Roco run? That's the last time I voted.

    Drat. I'm registering this week.
    Oct 05 2009 @ 10:31am     Reply  
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