Friday, July 15, 2016

How to register as a Voter for the SK and Barangay elections 2016?

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) urges the youth (15-30 years old) to register for the Sangguninang Kabataan (SK) polls. The invitation is also extended to those who will turn 18 or did not vote in the recent National election last May.

The SK and Barangay elections will be held on October 31.

The registration will begin today, July 15 (Friday) up to July 30 (Saturday). You can visit your local COMELEC offices even on Sundays or holidays to process this.

Registration for Barangay elections will also be held during this period.

Persons who wish to run in the SK polls must be between 18 to 24 years old.

Any Filipino citizen who is not yet a registered voter, may apply for registration, provided he/she possesses the following requirements and qualifications:

- Personal appearance in a local COMELEC office
- 2 valid IDs with the applicant’s photograph, address, and name

Accepted IDs:
- Current employee’s ID with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
- Postal ID;
- Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
- Senior Citizen’s ID;
- Driver’s license;
- NBI/PNP clearance;
- Passport;
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID;
- License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and;
- Any other ID which fits the criteria

- At least fifteen (15) but not more than thirty (30) years of age as of the day of the election (October 31, 2016);
- Residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months on election day;
- Not otherwise disqualified by law.
- Registered Voters as of May 9, 2016 National and Local Elections and those who will register for the Barangay Election who are eighteen (18) but not more than thirty (30) years old on or before October 31, 2016 shall be included in the list of voters for the Katipunan ng Kabataan.

- At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before October 31, 2016 Barangay Elections;
- A resident of the Philippines for at least one (1) year and in the place wherein he/she proposes to - vote, for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the October 31, 2016 Barangay Elections; and
- Not otherwise disqualified by law.
- Any person, who has not reached the required voting age or period of residence on the day of registration but will possess such qualifications on or before the October 31, 2016 Barangay and SK Elections may register as voter.

- A person who has been sentenced imprisonment for not less than one year, which is not removed by plenary pardon or amnesty;
- Any person who has been found guilty of rebellion, insurrection, violation of the firearms laws, or any crime against national security; and
- Insane or incompetent person as declared by competent authority*

*The said person may be allowed to vote if he/she is subsequently declared by competent authority that he/she is no longer insane or incompetent.