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How to get a voter's id in the Philippines
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To apply or get a voter's ID in the Philippines is very easy unless you don't know what's the first thing to do. If you don't know what to bring, you might be wasting your time coming back to your home or office to get the requirement needed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office. So here are the steps you should do:


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. If you don't know where's the COMELEC office in your city/municipality, you can ask your neighbors or friends.

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.

You can see samples of voter's id in the Philippines below:

Voter's ID
(image: comelec.gov.ph)

Voter's ID
photo: herronchrisann.wordpress.com


Latest version of the voter's id in the Philippines:

Voter ID
photo: comelec.gov.ph


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:
  1. the current address (city/municipality and province);
  2. the current precinct assignment of the voter; and
  3. the permanent birth and name code unique to every voter;
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223 charina l mendoza   (17-April-2015 5:59 PM)
How long will it takes to get the voters id?? Is registration on going

222 May ann L. Gervacio   (14-April-2015 7:24 AM)
I want to apply online can i apply???

221 Dred   (10-April-2015 7:18 AM)
How long it will take to get my voters ID if i will be filing today?

220 Gha Coloma   (08-December-2014 7:51 PM)
I have lost my voters I'd so pls help how to get a copy one of my card?

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219 jhengo   (08-October-2014 4:25 PM)
hi how can i get my voters id fast.i need it for personal reason

218 Chester Lozada   (02-October-2014 0:52 AM)
i registered on July 22, 2007, that was 7 years ago and until now the precinct finder result says id not yet printed. Can anyone help me.

217 Flordeliz Ignacio   (04-September-2014 4:16 PM)
I have lost my voters I'd so pls help how to get a copy one of my card?thanks

216 Arlene C Duque   (19-August-2014 6:51 AM)
how can i get my voters id fast.i need it for personal reason

215 Choys Novem   (17-July-2014 3:29 PM)
can i apply it online?

214 Anonymously   (10-July-2014 3:38 PM)
Yep I was asked for ID with my address on it as well.. The comelec officer suggest getting a Barangay Clearance for me to proceed.

213 Anonymously   (25-June-2014 1:53 PM)
I applied for a voters id this morning in manila. i brought the necessary id needed (company id) and filled out and printed an online form for it. when i got there they told me they couldn't accept my form cause it was too small (i printed it on a short bond paper) then they told me my id wasn't valid and that i need to present one with my address on it. as per numerous websites and that of the comelec's it did not mention needing an id with an address. The id's i do have that have addresses written on them has my provincial address on it. how should i proceed?

212 Catherine   (20-June-2014 6:12 PM)
how many years the expiration?

211 Catherine   (20-June-2014 6:09 PM)
hi just i want to ask about my voters id i was registered almost 3 years why until now i didn't get it?

210 crissy cris   (03-June-2014 1:39 PM)
i get my voter's id when i was single, now that i'm married can i get a new id with my status as married?

209 Ysmael Garcia   (28-May-2014 3:10 PM)
Can i apply it online??

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