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No extra days for overseas voting enlistment
By Anna Valmero First Posted 13:46:00 01/19/2010 Filed Under: Overseas Employment, Migration, Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—There will be no extra days for overseas voting enlistment, as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday denied the petition of a Filipino-American group to allow a 28-day extension for the registration of overseas absentee voters, an official said Tuesday.

Comelec Commissioner Armando Velasco, chairman of the committee on overseas absentee voting (OAV), told that the seven-member Comelec en banc denied “for lack of time” the petition filed last week by Maritess Saliuentes Bloom and lawyer Loida Nicolas Lewis of the National Federation of Filipino-Americans Association (NaFFAA). Read the rest of this entry »


FAQs on overseas vote registration First Posted 18:41:00 08/20/2009 Filed Under: Overseas Absentee Voting

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1. Who may register?
All citizens of the Philippines who intend to vote abroad, at least 18 years of age on the day of the elections and not otherwise disqualified by law may register as overseas absentee voter (OAV). Read the rest of this entry »

Comelec seeks help of religious, militants First Posted 20:04:00 07/13/2009 Filed Under: Overseas Employment, Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is seeking the help of religious and militant groups to encourage Filipinos overseas to register to vote in the 2010 elections, as the August 31 deadline for registration nears, a spokesman for the poll body said. Read the rest of this entry »

Sept. 30 deadline to change OAV status set
First Posted 13:13:00 05/14/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Immigration, Overseas Employment

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has moved the deadline for Filipinos returning from abroad to transfer their voter registration to the country to September 30 from October 31, election officials said.

Unless Filipino citizens from abroad, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), transfer their voter records and change their overseas absentee voter (OAV) status, they will not be able to vote in 2010, said lawyer Glinis Tamondong, a member of the Comelec’s Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting (COAV).
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