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Comelec waives voter certification fee

Rhodina Villanueva - The Philippine Star
Comelec waives voter certification fee
Comelec chairman George Erwin Garcia, Atty. Evaristo Gana, and PIRMA head Noel Onate answer questions from the media on the charter change through people's initiative during the weekly Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum on January 24, 2024.
STAR / Edd Gumban

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer charge P75 for Voter’s Certification starting Feb. 12, which has been declared as National Voter’s Day.

The Voter’s Certification is a document that can serve as temporary voter’s ID upon the request of the registered voter.

“The issuance of Voter’s Certification in all offices of the Election Officers, Comelec National Central File Division and Comelec Office for Overseas Voting will be free of charge,” Comelec Chairman George Erwin Garcia said in a statement.

He added, “For registered voters who belong to the vulnerable sectors, including senior citizens, persons with disability, persons deprived of liberty, indigenous peoples and members of the indigenous cultural communities, the issuance of Voter Certification will still remain free of charge with all fees waived.”

Voter registration for the May 2025 polls starts Feb. 12 and will run until Sept. 30.

According to the Comelec, voter registration shall be held in all offices of the Election Officer as well as in barangays, malls, national government offices and agencies, schools and universities and other public/private establishments.

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