Consulate sends out notice for registration of overseas absentee voters
SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate sent out a notice that Filipino citizens not registered as voters under Republic Act No. 8189 (“The Voters Registration Act of 1996”) can file an application for registration. Those who are already registered under the Act should file an application for certification.
For purposes of the May 9, 2016 elections, the filing of applications for registration/certification is from May 6, 2014 (Philippine time) to October 31, 2015 (Philippine time).
Requests for transfer of registration records may be filed at the Posts or before the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) of the Comelec during the registration period.
Under Republic Act No. 9189, known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003,” as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not disqualified by law, at least 18 years of age on the day of the elections, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for President, Vice-President, Senators and partylist representatives.
The 30-day voting period commences on April 9, 2016 (Philippine time) until 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon of May 9, 2016 (Philippine time) at the Philippine embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over the place where the overseas voter is registered as such. (The time for voting to be announced later.)
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