No Bio, No Boto
After 15 February 2013, when Republic Act No. 10367 was signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III, all voter registration records must have biometrics information.
This means that when you go your local COMELEC office to file an application, your biometrics data will be captured using the COMELEC's Voter Registration Machine (VRM). The VRM makes use of a digital camera, a fingerprint scanner and a signature pad to capture your biometrics data.
Due to this new law, all previously registered voters without biometrics are required to subject themselves to biometrics capture through the validation procedure. All concerned is given until 31 October 2015 to comply with this requirement.
The absence of biometrics in the voter’s registration record would cause COMELEC to deactivate the concerned registration records. When that happens, the concerned voter shall not be allowed in the May 2016 elections.
This new biometrics requirement has led to the #NoBioNoBoto campaign, which aims to spread awareness to all concerned.
To verify if your registration record has biometrics data, you may use thePrecinct Finder facility in this Site.