Comelec suspends voter’s certification fee collection

Securing a voter’s certification no longer requires payment, according to the Commission on Elections.

Excerpts from the minutes of the Comelec referendum/consultation on February 6 showed the commissioners decided ”to suspend the payment of fees for the issuance and release of voter’s certification beginning February 12, 2024.”

With this, the Comelec will no longer charge P75 for the issuance and release of such a document.  

Voter registration for the 2025 midterm elections will begin on February 12.

On Friday, the Comelec said it was expecting at least three million Filipinos to register, according to Sandra Aguinaldo’s report on “24 Oras.”

Applicants must present one of the following government-issued identification cards (ID) bearing their signature:

National Identification (ID) card under the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys)Postal ID cardPWD ID cardStudent’s ID card or library card, signed by the school authoritySenior Citizen’s ID cardLand Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License/Student PermitNational Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ClearancePhilippine PassportSocial Security System (SSS)/Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) or other Unified Multi-Purpose ID cardIntegrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID cardLicense issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in case of members of ICCs or IPsBarangay Identification/ Certification with photo or any other government-issued valid ID

The registration will run until September 30, 2024. —Sherylin Untalan/VBL, GMA Integrated News

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