I have been an active voter in my home province since 1993 as indicated in COMELEC’s website. Last year, I decided to transfer my registration record here in Manila. After filing for transfer and change of status, I expected a smooth process and the COMELEC officer who attended me assured that my name would be included in the new precinct as indicated at the receipt. They told me that I can even vote even without my new voter’s ID. Early this year, I followed up for the said ID but the Comelec staff said that my ID is not yet available for printing and is expected to be released maybe two years after date of registration. So never mind, there is no ID to be waited for because it is clearly indicated that my transfer did not materialize.
Today my sister messaged me that she received a mail post about my registration detail and that I am still an active voter in my home province. So it’s true. Does it mean that my old precinct did not validate or did not accept my request for transfer? The green receipt in the photo is for transfer of registration and the blue one is for change of status.
I only have 8 days to email Comelec to clarify what really happened with my request. All the while I was expecting that I could vote here in Manila in fact, I already had my final list of candidates. I am so disappointed. What happened COMELEC?