Voter registration for the May 9, 2022, national and local elections has continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since August 2019, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has processed a total of 12.27 million applications, as of October 16, 2021. Among these, at least 6.35 million are first-time registrants.
This brings the total number of registered voters in the Philippines to over 63 million.
Eligible applicants have until October 30, 2021, to register. It’s the first step in Filipinos’ civic duty to vote during elections and have their voices heard. The original September 30 deadline was moved, following public clamor.
The dashboard below shows the status of the ongoing voter registration. You may click on each province on the map for more information.
The map shows the number of first-time voters for the 2022 polls as a share of all voter-related applications received by the Comelec.
Besides the enlistment of new voters, the Comelec also handles the following applications:
- Transfer of voter record to another area
- Transfer of voter record within the same city/municipality
- Reactivation of voter record
- Change of name or correction of entries
- A combination of transfer, reactivation, and/or correction of record
- Inclusion of record in the book of voters
- Reinstatement of name in the list of voters
- Transfer of voter record from the overseas absentee voting (OAV) list
New registrations and some application types – like the transfer of voter record to another area, reactivation, and reinstatement in the list of voters – are the ones added to the voter roll upon the approval of the Comelec’s Election Registration Board. – dashboard by Michael Bueza and Dylan Salcedo/Rappler.com
Here are some guides on how you can brave the pandemic and register for the 2022 polls.