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Overseas voting ongoing

/ 12:05 AM April 28, 2013

Automated elections are now under way in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

The voting population in the six diplomatic posts total 297, 489.

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Other countries and diplomatic posts will implement either manual or postal voting. The monthlong overseas absentee voting will last until May 13.

Voting started on time in most overseas precincts, except in Jeddah, where voting started on April 16, due to the delay in the release of election paraphernalia from local customs, the Commission on Elections said.

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Voting hours in Jeddah will be extended to compensate for the lost days. There are 737,759 registered overseas absentee voters. Vera Files

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