With the much-anticipated national elections almost upon us, now is a good time to verify if you, as a voter, can really cast your vote this coming May 2016.
Fortunately, you wouldn’t have to visit the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office in your area just to do that. By using online tools, you can verify the status of your registration status as well as the designated precinct for you.
You can easily get done with this as long as you have a computer and a good internet connection. You’ll get instant access to information such as the status of your registration, your precinct number, your polling center, and whether or not your biometrics data are complete.
Step #1: Go to the official COMELEC website.
Obviously, the first step here is to log on to the official website of COMELEC which can be found at http://www.comelec.gov.ph.
Next, click the tab “Voter Registration” and then click “Online Status” verification in the dropdown menu. From there, click the link “Precinct Finder.”
Step #2: Provide your personal details.
Once you’re already at the “Precinct Finder” page, you will have to enter your personal information such as your full name and birth date. Indicate that you are not a “robot” by clicking the box below and placing the “check mark” under the CAPTCHA verification.
Lastly, click “Search” and “OK” to confirm your search.
For overseas Filipino voters use this “POST FINDER“
You will then see on the screen your Voter Information and Registration Details along with your Biometrics Data.
In case you are not aware, Republic Act No. 10367 indicates that all voters should have complete biometric information before they will be allowed to vote. In a statement released by COMELEC, “the absence of biometrics in the voter’s registration record would cause to deactivate the registration records. When that happens, the concerned voter shall not be allowed to vote in the May 2016 elections.”
Of course, it should be noted that this process is only for local voters. As for Pinoy voters from other countries, use the tool “Post Finder” instead.