COMELEC Precinct Finder (2022): How to Find Your Voting Precinct Online?

The COMELEC Precinct Finder enables registered voters to find their voting precinct on election day by simply entering the necessary information on the portal. You may read this ultimate guide to learn about your voting precinct.

(UPDATED 04/22/2022) As the Philippine election approaches, voters must vote in the precinct to which they have been assigned on Election Day (May 9, 2022).

Voters only need to access https://voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph/voter_precinct to verify which polling precinct they are assigned. Registered voters can check their polling places and precinct information, as well as their voter status, on the said website.

The COMELEC Precinct Finder is developed in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).  If you'd like to learn more about the COMELEC Precinct Finder and the steps on how to find your voting precinct, you can continue reading.


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What is COMELEC Precinct Finder?

The COMELEC Precinct Finder is a web tool designed for Filipino voters. It will inform voters of their voting precinct on May 9 by searching their full name as well as the city, municipality, or province where they registered to vote.

Once the portal is operational, the COMELEC Precinct Finder will also display an individual's voting status (whether it is still active or not), polling center, and precinct number.

Where to access the COMELEC Precinct Finder?

Registered voters can access the COMELEC Precinct Finder by visiting the official portal at https://voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph/voter_precinct and the websites authorized by COMELEC to host the precinct finder. 


How do I find my voting precinct through the COMELEC Precinct Finder?

Individuals can easily use the COMELEC precinct finder through a web browser. As with the previous process, they simply need to enter their full name, date of birth (if applicable), and registered municipality/city or province.

They must then verify the captcha by checking the box next to it and clicking the "Search" button to learn their polling center and precinct number.

You may follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1 - Go to the official COMELEC Precinct Finder Portal.



Individuals may go to the official COMELEC Precinct Finder Portal at https://voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph/voter_precinct. They can either use their mobile or desktop devices to access the portal, but they must ensure that they have access to the internet to be able to navigate the precinct finder.

Step 2 - Fill out the necessary information required.



After you've accessed the COMELEC Precinct Finder, you'll need to fill out the required information. Voters in the Philippines must select LOCAL, then enter their full name (first, middle, and last name) and select their province and city/municipality from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 - Verify the captcha and click the "search" button.


After completing the form, you must check the box next to the "I'm not a robot" text to validate the captcha. Afterward, click the "Search" button to continue the process and learn your polling location and precinct number.
 

Step 4 - Get your precinct information and voting status.


If you successfully enter the required information on the previous page, you will be given the details for your polling center and precinct number. You must take a screenshot of it and save it to your mobile device so that you will not forget your voting precinct.

Aside from knowing your precinct number, you will be able to see if your voter registration is still active or if it has been deactivated. If your voter status is deactivated, you will be unable to vote in the 2022 elections and will need to file a reactivation application after the election.

What are the requirements to access the COMELEC Precinct Finder?

If you are already a registered voter, you only need to enter your full name and other information such as your registration location (province, city, or municipality.) 

To access the portal, you must also have a mobile or desktop device with stable internet connectivity.



What to do if I'm not able to access the official COMELEC Precinct Finder?

If you are unable to access the official COMELEC Precinct Finder, you may use the mirror services of the Commission's official partners.

 Individuals could previously access the mirror service of GMA News and other affiliated networks, with which COMELEC has signed an agreement to allow its precinct finder on their websites.


What are the other options to know my voting precinct?

To determine your voting precinct, you can visit a polling location if one is nearby and look up the precinct number. Typically, a list of voters' names is posted near the entrance to the precinct to which they are assigned.

Because polling centers in the Philippines are located in public schools, voters can simply visit the school designated as their polling center to determine their precinct number.

Additionally, you may contact COMELEC via email at voters_id@comelec.gov.ph and itd@comelec.gov.ph to know your voting precinct.


What to do after knowing your voting precinct through the COMELEC Precinct Finder?

Once you already know your voting precinct, you can do the following:

  • Understand each candidate's platform so you can select the most qualified candidate who you believe will perform well in the position they seek.
  • Attend the miting de avances to gain an understanding of how candidates interact with voters and how they treat other candidates in their speeches and pronouncements.
  • Participate in voter education and educate the public about the importance of voting for the best candidate with a platform that will benefit Filipinos.
  • Get real-time updates from the candidates on their social media platforms to learn more about them and their campaign promises to help you decide.
  • As others may not have internet access, assist other voters, particularly the elderly, in learning their precinct numbers. You can assist them in entering the necessary information into the portal.
  • If you know a first-time voter, you can ask them if they would like a companion to accompany them to the polling center on Election Day. This will help them to be less anxious.
  • Relax and wait for Election Day to arrive. Do not be toxic to others because of their preferences. Instead, engage in a healthy discussion.
  • Make a list of the candidates for whom you intend to vote so that you don't waste time voting inside the precinct. This will alleviate the queue of voters waiting their turn outside the precinct.

Conclusion

The COMELEC Precinct Finder is a tremendous resource for voters, particularly those voting for the first time. Individuals will no longer have to wait until election day to determine their precinct number and vote.

Registered voters need only to access the precinct finder portal and enter the necessary information to quickly determine their voter status and precinct information. They will be prepared on Election Day by using COMELEC's online precinct finder, as they will only need to cast their vote and not waste time looking for their voting precinct.

This guide will be updated once the portal for the 2022 elections is announced by COMELEC. —iTacloban
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