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Overseas voters in PH may vote

/ 04:55 AM September 27, 2015

The Commission on Elections is reminding overseas absentee voters who may wish to cast their votes in the Philippines next year they have until Oct. 12 to apply for transfer of registration.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said overseas absentee voters may apply for the transfer at any local registration precinct.

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He said one of the reasons the number of overseas voters had not increased was that many of them had returned to the country.

“Now, in order for them to vote in the Philippines, especially this coming election, [they will be] allowed to transfer their registration here,” Jimenez said.

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“If they wait until Oct. 31 they will not be able to vote,” he said.

Jimenez had said in previous interviews that the Oct. 31 deadline for voter registration for all will not be extended.

The deadline is the same for the transfer of registration from local to overseas absentee voting.

Around 53 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in the May 2016 elections.

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