The right to vote is exercised by all citizens of the Philippines who are at least 18 years of age and not otherwise disqualified by law. Most of the college beneficiaries of Open Heart Foundation belong to this age-bracket; thus, the Foundation conducted and facilitated an online webinar on Voter’s Education last 30th of July 2021.
The webinar discussed various topics on the qualification of voters, registration process and where to register. All beneficiaries who are qualified to vote were advised to cast their votes come election day in May 2022. Those who are first timers were encouraged to register early so they could exercise their right as provided for in the Constitution.
Choosing right candidates with good track record, value honesty and integrity and those who have the heart to serve Filipinos shall be on the list.
“Sharing the essence of voter’s registration to enable every qualified Filipino Citizen to use their power this upcoming 2022 National and Local elections to make a positive change and choose only the rightful and competent Leaders” – Atty. Ronald “Atty. Boom” Santiago.
*Reminders during election
Qualifications of Voters:
At least 18 years of age on election day (May 09, 2022)
Resident in the Philippines for at least 1 year prior to election day (Domicile; permanent residency)
Resided in place wherein propose to vote for at least 6 months prior to election day (permanent or temporary)
Free from Disqualifications
In order to vote, must be a Registered Voter
Disqualified to vote
Failed to Vote in 2 preceding elections
Registration Excluded by the Court
Loss of Filipino Citizenship
Failure to validate biometrics
When to Register:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (including holiday)
Where to Register:
Office of the Election Officer in the place having jurisdiction where you intend to register and vote
Reception of application shall be from January 20,2020 to September 30,2021
COMELEC Resolution No.10635, Promulgated: 10 January 2020
All information was basic but important to know. Let us cast our vote on May 09,2022!
Prepared by: Davilyn Fajardo, Program Area Coordinator 1