Close  

Filipinos in 25 countries snub absentee polls

/ 09:13 PM May 15, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Filipinos in 25 countries snubbed the overseas absentee voting, the Commission on Elections en banc sitting as National Board of Canvassers said Wednesday night.

The board said these countries include Columbia, Netherlands, Suriname, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Burundi, Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Zambia and Macedonia.

ADVERTISEMENT

These countries have 1,122 registered voters who were supposed to use the postal system of voting, according to Comelec-Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting Chairman Lucenito Tagle.

The month-long OAV has a total of 227 voting centers worldwide.

FEATURED STORIES

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2013 Elections, election highlights, elections 2013, Features, Global Nation, National Board of Canvassers, Overseas Absentee Voters
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.