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How to get a voter's id in the Philippines

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
  • License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC); and
  • Any other valid ID...
If you're married and both of you and your spouse will want to apply, you can bring your marriage certificate as 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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Total comments : 352
Angelyn P. Galo   (07 March 2018 11:13 PM)
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Rachel flores   (16 February 2018 9:28 AM)
Hi good morning! Pwede po ba malaman kung meron na po yung voters id ko. Its almost 6 years at need ko po yung voters id ko. Pls po do reply. Thanks.

anna keila fredeluces   (12 February 2018 9:34 AM)
hi paki check po nung voters id ko 3 years na po cia need ko po kc thanks

Ruth inchoco Noora   (10 February 2018 4:29 PM)
I want ro request. For my voters id..kc.

Angel Ortega   (27 January 2018 2:51 PM)
Hi, Can you check my voters ID status, I badly need that it was processed 6 years ago. Please reply through email.

Thank you

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Prosserfina Minao   (17 January 2018 9:40 AM)
Hindi pko nka boto kay nung may anounce meant wala m dito Pinas nasa malaysia po ako

irma procopio   (15 December 2017 11:46 AM)
Ask ko lng po qng meron na akong voters id mttagal n po ksi e kylangan ko n po sana????

Glydel Mhae Elardo Alozo   (06 December 2017 5:35 PM)
Hi, Can you check my voters ID status, I badly need that it was processed 2 years ago. Please reply through email.

Thank you

Maricel lapure   (24 November 2017 8:47 AM)
Please po kailngan kopo ang tulong ninyo.please reply po.


Maricel lapure

Maricel lapure   (24 November 2017 8:41 AM)
Good morning po sa staff ng comelec:) ang gusto ko po kasi malaman kung pwede ko po bang makuha ang voters id ko sa pangalaan na nakasaad sa PSA ko ngayon kasi po ngayon ko lng po nakuha ang PSA ko then dun po sa pagboto ko since nung magcimula po akong bomoto ay MARICEL LAPURE ABARTE po and gamit kong pangalan,then nung nag apply po ako abroad so ngayon ko lng po kinuha ang PSA ko at ngayon ko lng din po nalaman na mali po ang mother ko sa pngalan na ipinagamit sakin kasi po di sila kasal kya sa PSA ko apelyido nya ang gmit ko hindi sa tatay ko.so ngayon po kailngan ko ng voterz id na kaingan kasunod sa PSA ko.kaingang kilngan ko napo kc kailngsn ko po sa passport ko soon...sana po masgot nyo agad ako at matutlungan matagal na rin naman po ak napakinabangan sa boto ko sana man lng matulungan nyo ako ngayon.salamat po.pls rply as soon as possible.

Jolly Mae Gotladera De Vera   (11 November 2017 11:34 PM)
Gusto ko lang po malaman kung available na po ang voters ID ko 2013 pa po ako nag paregister 5 yrs na po ako nag aantay sa update thanks po

Irish Esto Acejo   (07 November 2017 10:47 AM)
Good day

I would like to ask if available na ba ang Voters ID ko.

Thank You

Jasterlyn Requina   (18 October 2017 8:48 AM)
Good day! Can I ask when can I get my voters ID...
I waited 2 years ago but until now still not arrived.
Please help me I really need my voters ID I don't have any choice right now, it is very important for me to get my passport. PLEASE.

Rosecel nepomuceno   (12 October 2017 7:54 PM)
Tanung ko lang po nawala kc voter id ko pano kumuwa ule ng voter id

Archie Borja   (28 September 2017 11:23 AM)
Good day po.magtatanong lang po sana kung ano ang pinaka mabilis na paraan para makuha ang asking voter's id?ang tagal ko napo kasing pabalik balik s munisipality namen dto s paombong,bulacan wala pdin po yung ID ko.sana po matulungan nyo ako.salamat po.

Chellie Mae R. Pahunang   (05 September 2017 5:11 PM)
Good day! Kukuha ako nang bagong voters ID kasi nawala lahat ang Id's KO at chaka married na ako kailangan ko mag pa change status.

Rona P. Lachica   (23 August 2017 12:19 PM)
Good afternoon po..ask ko lang po about sa voter's ID ko 8 years na po kasi wala pa din pabalik balik po ako sa Munisipyo sabi wala pa daw doon nasa Manila pa daw sa main comelic office,binigyan lang ako ng zerox copy ng Voter's ID, pero wala pa rin until now yong voters valid id ko...paano ko po makukuha yon?salamat po.

Michelle   (10 August 2017 11:38 AM)
bakit wla pa ako voters id

Shannen Mary A. Dancel   (22 July 2017 12:28 PM)
.good afternoon po itatanung ko lang po sana kung pwede po ba ma rush ang voter's id kasi wala po kung valid id kahit isa ilang beses na din po akong pumunta sa munisipyo kaso wala pa din po.anu po kaya pwede kung gawin para ma rush ang voter's id ko.


mary an tallafer   (28 June 2017 1:14 PM)
magandang hapon po, gusto ko lang po mag inquire about sa voter's id ko.ang tagal na po kasi non.2011 pa.pag pumunta naman po ako sa commelec sinasabi sa baranggay daw tignan.tapos pag nasa brgy naman,sa munisipyo daw tignan,kaya gusto ko pa malaman ko meron na po ako voters i.d. para hindi nako pabalik balik..diton po ako sa binangonan,rizal.

salamat po

Mary Ross B. Morales   (28 May 2017 3:34 PM)
hi have a gud day ilan taon po ba bago makuha ung voters id kase mo ako mag 1year pala po ako nag paregister salamat

Husain Abdurahman   (27 May 2017 9:18 PM)
Good day po! Gusto ko Lang po e comply kung pwede ko ma claim ang voter ID ko Dito along Manila even I'm registered from zamboanga Philippines. 2012 PA po ako registered and every election lagi akong bumoboto. Hoping for your positive response, Salamat.

ageo a. ebio   (05 May 2017 8:15 AM)
Ano po ang gagawin ko kung nawala po yung stab na binigay sa akin noong nagpa-register ako? Paano ko po kaya makukuha ang voters I.D. ko?

demie aponte   (03 May 2017 9:02 AM)
good morning po....makukuha ko na po ba ang voters i.d ko.......po

ARVIN BRIAN N SEGUNDO   (07 April 2017 8:44 AM)
Good day Po, ask ko Lang po San PO pwede kumuha Ng voters I'd via online fill up?

HAZZEL JOY T CABUTOL   (09 February 2017 10:41 PM)

Pamela Reyes   (09 February 2017 8:04 AM)
Good day! My parents and I have been registered voters here in Binan Laguna since 2004. We have even updated our biometrics for the 2016 elections. Up until now we still don't have our IDs. I really need mine especially that I'm processing my requirements both for having my bank account and my job application. Thank you and God bless you all.

Yasser Gutierrez Maba   (06 February 2017 5:05 PM)
Good day.

May I request to have my Voters ID. I really need it as one of the requirement for me to have a job in government agency. Could you kindly assist me on how can I get as a matter of urgency.

Would appreciate your prompt response.

Thank you.

rosalinda   (26 January 2017 9:22 AM)
hi, good day! How will I know if my voter’s ID is already available? It’s been 10 years. My daughter got his ID and mine was not yet released.

marie   (20 January 2017 2:13 PM)
Go0d day!i just want t0 verify the status of my voters id?.it was 2013 when i apply but still n0t available according to the municipal empl0yee fr0m our pr0vince.please help me!i really need that.thank y0u

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