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How to handle ‘return-to-sender’ mailed overseas ballots

/ 12:49 AM May 03, 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate General has issued a notice to overseas voters in the May 9 elections (Bulletin No. 6 / 2016) on handling “Return to Sender” mailed ballots and facilitating the immediate return of filled ballots.



The ballot packets of some voters have been returned to the Consulate General due to incomplete addresses or change of address.


The list of returned ballots has been posted on the Consulate’s website The list is constantly being updated.

Given the proximity of the end of the voting period on May 9, 2:00 a.m. (local time), voters are advised to immediately contact the Consulate General to either have their ballots mailed to their new addresses or personally pick up the said ballots from the Consulate General’s Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG) at the Voting Center, 2F Philippine Center Building, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. 

Other contact details:

            Email: [email protected]

            Phone: 415-433 6666 ext 888

            Fax:     415-421 2641





Voters who have received their ballots are reminded to mail back their accomplished ballots as soon as possible in order for USPS to be able to deliver them  to the Consulate General  on or before  May 7 (Saturday)  in time for the May 9 (Monday) 2:00 a.m. deadline for the receipt of ballots.

Please be informed that USPS does not deliver mails on Sundays. Voters who want to make sure their ballots are received by the Consulate General before 2:00 am of May 9, 2016 may wish to personally deliver their accomplished ballots at the Consulate’s Voting Center, which is open daily (including Saturdays and Sundays) from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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On Sunday, May 8, the Voting Center will be open from 9:00 am to 2:00 am of May 9.


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