Embassy launches overseas voting campaign

By on May 27, 2014


The Philippine Embassy on Ottawa officially launched today its campaign to register eligible Filipino voters in Canada that will run until Oct. 31, 2015.
All citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not otherwise disqualified by law, at least 18 years of age on the day of the Philippine national elections on May 9, 2016, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for President, Vice-President, Senators and Party-List Representatives -under Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003”, as amended by Republic Act No. 10590.
All qualified Filipino citizens not registered as voters under Republic Act No. 8189, otherwise known OV REGISTRATION POSTER generalas “The Voters Registration Act of 1996”, (the system of continuing registration) shall file an application for registration, while those who are already registered under the said Act shall file an application for certification.
Requests for transfer of registration records may be filed at any Philippine foreign service post or before the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) of the COMELEC during the registration period.
The filing of applications for registration/certification is from May 6, 2014, to Oct. 31, 2015, (Philippine time).