In case you don’t know your precinct number for the upcoming May 13 elections, there’s a quick solution for that. The Commission of Elections has come up with a web application that allows you to look up your precinct number.
The COMELEC Precinct Finder attempts to find and display the assigned precinct and polling center (or foreign service post if the voter is abroad) of active voters, whether registered in the Philippines or overseas. The voter database used for this online facility is updated as of the last voter registration period in September of 2018.
To use the COMELEC Precinct Finder, go to https://www.gov.ph/web/precinctfinder/ and enter your first name, middle name, last name, province and city or municipality. Solve the Recaptcha code and click Search.
It will then show your voter information including your precinct number, polling center and voter status.
The COMELEC Precinct Finder is still a work in progress so expect some glitches and errors. I was able to use the precinct finder a few hours ago but only after several attempts and a few minutes of waiting. Hopefully, the COMELEC and the DICT can fix the errors as well as the slow loading times. With the online precinct finder, voters will no longer have to look up their names on the list of voters and they can immediately proceed to the precinct to cast their votes.