Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BANGKOK, THAILAND. The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok announced through its official website that Filipinos working abroad will now have until October 31, 2015, to register as absentee voters.

"The registration of electors for Overseas Absentee Voting (AOV) for May 9, 2016, Presidential Elections commenced on May 6, 2014, and will end on October 31, 2015, " the notice says.

Where to register

New registrants and registered voters may visit the Embassy to register or update their registration records. An AOV registration desk at the Embassy's Consular Section will serve the applicants Mondays thru Fridays during consular hours (08:30 am - 5:00 pm).

What to bring

Applicants are advised to bring the following:

  • original and a photocopy of their valid Philippine passports (authenticated copy of birth certificate from NSO may be presented in the absence of passport)
  • original and copy of valid Philippine Government issued ID such as driver's license, GSIS ID, PRC registration, or SSS ID.

Who are qualified registrants

Those qualified to register for OAV are Filipino citizens, who on the day of the election, are:

1. Abroad;

2. Will be abroad;

3. At least eighteen (18) years of age;

4. Not otherwise disqualified by law to vote (e.g. those who have lost their Filipino citizenship, renounced their Filipino citizenship, convicted by final judgment of an offense punishable by not less than one year imprisonment, including those found guilty of disloyalty, rebellion, insurrection, violation of firearms law, and crimes against national security, and those declared by a competent authority as insane or incompetent);

5. Dual citizens (those who have reacquired or retained their Philippine citizenship under the “Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act” of 2003 (RA No. 9225)); and

6. Immigrant or permanent resident of the country in which the Embassy or Consulate where he/she will cast his/her vote on election day is located.

The Presidential Elections will be on 9 May 2016.

For more information, you may visit this link: Overseas Absentee Voting

Source: Philippine Embassy, Bangkok Thailand


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