COMELEC officially rolls out ‘iRehistro’
The Commission of Election has recently launched the online portal called iRehistro, the agencies online initiative which sole purpose is to ease up some of the burden of both new and existing voters registration/validation process.
The site, which is only currently available for voters in the NCR region, provides voters with a list of forms which corresponds to their needs. This include an application form for new voters, as well as various forms for existing voters who wishes to reactivated their record or update some of their information such as name and address.
Once the voter filled out the information needed on the application form they chose, they can immediately submit it online using iRehistro and print three (3) copies of the form using a legal-sized bond paper.
All that’s left to do after that is to head over to a local COMELEC office during the scheduled appointment (which the voter chose) and bring all the necessary documents for the application. During the appointment date, iRehistro users will be prioritize for biometric capture which should cut some of the time required to finish the process.
According to Commissioner Al Pareno, the agency is aiming to accomplish over 100,000 application forms through its new online facility. Furthermore, he claims that COMELEC plans to roll out the service outside of the NCR Region so other voters can also take advantage of the benefits that iRehistro has to offer.
Lastly, iRehistro will also be available for voters living in Madrid, Spain after the agency formally launched the service at the Philippine Embassy on the 3rd of November this year.