Comelec receives 1.9 million new voter registrations

Comelec receives 1.9 million new voter registrations out of 3 million target

By: - Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ
/ 03:18 PM April 09, 2024

NEW VOTERS Elections Commissioner Erwin Garcia looks over the registration at the University of Santo Tomas on March 14, 2024. (File photo from NIÑO JESUS ORBETA)

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission of Elections (Comelec) is nearing the two-million mark for new voter registrants ahead of the May 2025 national and local elections.

In a report sent to reporters on Tuesday, the poll body said there are already 1,920,887 new voter registrations from all regions of the country, including its main office in Intramuros, Manila, as of Monday, April 8.


READ: Comelec expecting 3 million new voters ahead of 2025 polls


This figure is almost double the 1 million new registrations logged over a month ago.

The Comelec earlier said it was targeting around 3 million new voters before the midterm elections.

In a Viber message sent to, Comelec chairman George Erwin Garcia acknowledged that there it is still far from reaching the target.

“It’s still a long way to go. We will still double our efforts and we have to reach the furthest places and bring our service to the communities,” Garcia said.

“Our efforts are more focused on the vulnerable sectors and the youth,” he added.

READ: Comelec: New voters breach 1 million mark


The voter registration for the 2025 elections started last February 12 and will last until September 30.

Eligible voters only need to visit the office of the election officer (OEO) or satellite registration sites in their areas from Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registrants may access the application form via OEO and the Comelec website.

Applicants need to bring one of the following government-issued identification cards (ID) with their signature:

National ID under the Philippine Identification System
Postal ID card
PWD ID card
Student’s ID card or library card signed by the school authority
Senior citizen’s ID card
Land Transportation Office Driver’s License/Student Permit
National Bureau of Investigation clearance
Philippine Passport
Social Security System/Government Service Insurance System or other unified multi-purpose ID card
Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID card
license issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)
Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in case of members of ICCs or IPs
Barangay Identification/Certification with photo
Any other government-issued valid ID

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The Comelec also reminded the public that company ID will no longer be accepted, and only government-issued ones will be honored.

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