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25/07/2015: ONGOING OVERSEAS VOTER REGISTRATION AT PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SAN FRANCISCO AND THE ONLINE iREHISTRO SYSTEM

July 23 – The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco reiterates its call to all Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old on May 9, 2016 and not otherwise disqualified by law, and who  have not yet registered as overseas voters / who expect to vote during the 2016 Philippine National elections,  to file an application for registration.  For those who are already registered under Republic Act No. 8189, otherwise known as “The Voters Registration Act of 1996”, (the system of continuing registration) should  file an application for certification.

The filing of applications for registration / certification  is ongoing  and being conducted by the Consulate General  until October 31, 2015.

Applicants for registration may also avail of the ongoing iREHISTRO  system to apply for registration as an overseas voter.    The iREHISTRO, an online system which provides Filipino registrants another way of accomplishing the Voters Registration Application Form before coming to the Consulate General or any other Registration venue.

Thereafter, the applicant must  print the accomplished form, and present the said form  to the Overseas Voter Operator when he/she comes to the Consulate General at the appointment date /time to  have their biometrics taken to complete the registration process. The iREHISTRO seeks to lessen the time of the registrant when applying for voter’s registration when he/she comes to the Consulate General or Registration venue.

To access iREHISTRO, log on to irehistro.comelec.gov.ph/ov and do the following steps

  1. On the lower left side of the page, click “ Proceed to the next step.
  2. Select the type of application from the list
  3. Fill up the application for,
  4. Print the accomplished application form. DO NOT SIGN THE PRINTED FORM
  5. Select the preferred appointment date and time for biometrics capture (OPTIONAL)
  6. Go to the Philippine Consulate for biometrics (picture, finger print and signature). Present the dully accomplished application form to the OV operator.

The Philippine Consulate General recommends that the registrant choose San Francisco in the field for “Embassy/Consulate” and disregard the other options.

Please be reminded that iRehistro online application does not confirm their registration. Applicants still have to appear personally at the Consulate or during the Consulate’s Outreach  to complete the registration process.

The current procedure of manual Overseas Voting Registration is also still being implemented by the Consulate, in which forms are accomplished at the Consulate or Outreach venue.

For more information on iRehistro, click on the following link: http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=References/InformationMaterials/iRehistroAd