MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will launch on Tuesday a mobile application that aims to streamline the voter registration process.

In a press statement on Monday, the Comelec said the launching of the  Mobile Registration Form App will be held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

“This mobile app can be accessed with any smartphone even when offline,” the poll body said.

The project was conceptualized by Commissioner Marlon Casquejo.

“The launch of the mobile app is very timely in the face of mobility restrictions brought about by COVID-19, 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 to fill it out manually,” Casquejo said.

“A QR Code is generated upon successful accomplishment of the form. You must save the QR Code on your smartphone, and afterwards, you may visit your local COMELEC office to have your QR Code scanned and your biometrics taken,” he 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.

The Comelec said the app was rolled out in select pilot areas in early June. It is currently being implemented in more than 500 cities and municipalities nationwide, including National Capital Region (NCR), Cebu City and Davao City.

Steps on using the Mobile Registration Form App:

1. Open the mobile app, and tap “Get Started.”

2. Select the desired type of application and tap “Proceed.”

3. Input all the necessary personal information.

4. Confirm your personal information by ticking the checkbox.

5. Tap “Generate QR Code” and “Save” to save it in your phone gallery.

6. Bring a valid ID upon visiting your local COMELEC office for your QR Code scanning.

“For any question or clarification about the mobile app, our Voter Care Center hotlines on mobile (+63 927 5595 926), Facebook and Twitter are open to the public,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. (MNS)

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