THE Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced that it developed a mobile application that aims to streamline the voter registration process and can be accessed with any smartphone even when offline or without internet connectivity.
The Mobile Registration Form App will be launched tomorrow, June 15, 2021 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Expected to grace the event will be Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, who conceptualized the project.
“The launch of the mobile app is very timely in the face of mobility restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, because you will only need a smartphone to accomplish the form. This will save time, effort and money that will otherwise be spent on going to a computer shop to download and print the form, or getting the form at the local Comelec offices to fill out manually,” Commissioner Casquejo said.
A QR code is generated upon successful accomplishment of the form. The applicant must save the QR Code on his /her smartphone, then visit the local COMELEC office to have the QR code scanned and biometrics taken, the commissioner added.
The Mobile Registration Form App is downloadable through the link bit.ly/MobileFormApp. It can also be shared offline from one Android smartphone to another through SHAREit or any other file-sharing application. Once installed, the user may already apply for voter registration without need for internet connectivity.
Starting June, the mobile app was rolled out in select pilot areas. It is currently being implemented in more than 500 cities and municipalities nationwide, including the NCR, Cebu City and Davao City.
To use the Mobile Registration Form App:
- Open the mobile app, and tap “Get Started”
- Select the desired type of application and tap “Proceed”
- Input all the necessary personal information
- Confirm your personal information by ticking the checkbox
- Tap “Generate QR Code” and “Save” to save it in your phone gallery
- Bring a valid ID upon visiting your local Comelec office for your QR Code scanning
For any question or clarification about the mobile app, contact the Voter Care Center hotlines via mobile, 09275595926, or Facebook, facebook.com/comelec_ph or Twitter at twitter.com/COMELEC. Both are open to the public, says COMELEC Spokesperson James Jimenez.