PH consulate asks Filipinos in Geneva to complete mailing address for poll packets
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Consulate in Geneva has advised over 300 overseas Filipino voters with no registered or incomplete address to inform the post if they would prefer to claim their election packets physically or have it mailed to them.
In an advisory on Wednesday, the consulate said Filipino overseas voters “who have incomplete addresses or indicated their address as c/o the Philippine Mission/Philippine Consulate in Geneva are advised to contact [email protected] as soon as possible to indicate their preference to either claim in person their election packets/ballots or have these mailed to their registered address.”
ADVISORY NO. 4 SUBJECT:LIST OF VOTERS WITH NO/INCOMPLETE ADDRESSESFEATURED STORIESGLOBALNATION
Voters who wish to update their respective address for the delivery of election packets were told to submit a written request to the consulate with the following documents:
- copy of valid Philippine passport and/or Philippine citizenship reacquisition;
- copy of a document showing proof of current address (i.e., utility bills, insurance bill or credit card bills, among other bills); and
- duly accomplished OVF-1 form to apply for a change of address within Switzerland
In an earlier advisory, voters who will cast their vote via mail are reminded to return their ballots by April 25 “to allow sufficient time to mail and return the ballot to the Consulate General before May 9 2022 (polls close at 5 o ‘clock PM).”
Another advisory from the consulate urged voters to “take the opportunity to cast their vote early” and to “strictly follow election rules, proper decorum, and health protocols on social distancing while at the Chancery.”
Advisory No. 3 Subject: Reminders for the 2022 National ElectionsADVERTISEMENT
Filipino voters were likewise advised to contact [email protected] for election-related concerns.
Overseas voting began on April 10 and will last until May 9. Filipino voters abroad may only vote for national candidates, namely president, vice president, 12 senators, and a party-list group.
They will vote either by mailing their ballot or personally casting their ballot at 93 Philippine diplomatic posts overseas.
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