An important call to Overseas Filipino Workers abroad

Filipinos around the world must understand how vital their votes are. Their voices are needed to be heard through their votes.

Unfortunately, recent voting years shows that lesser and lesser Filipinos are registering and actually exercising their right to suffrage.

oav stats

NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS WHO ACTUALLY VOTED PER POST
2010 LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS

For 2013 national elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) now opens the resumption of overseas absentee voters’ (OAV) registration that will end on October 31, 2012.

Applications shall be filed before an authorized election representatives at Embassies and Consulates that has jurisdiction over the places they temporarily reside.

Filipinos need only to present their valid Philippine passports or Seaman’s Book when registering.

Comelec aims for one million OAV registrants at the end of the registration period.

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