Monday, March 11, 2013

Filipinos in Singapore - Election 2013 Guide

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Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013

Filipinos in Singapore - Election 2013 Guide
In Singapore, there are more than 44,000 Filipinos who have registered to the Overseas Absentee Voting exercise this coming May 2013 National Elections. If you have registered at the embassy or at the satellite registration centres, you may check your status by using the Post Finder function of the COMELEC's OAV page at http://www.comelec.gov.ph/oav. If you can't find your name from the official list, you may send an inquiry to the Philippine Embassy Singapore at oav.sgpe@gmail.com. Make sure to provide your complete name and birthday. As conveyed to me by the Embassy staff, the COMELEC website is not updated.

Take note that those who are registered overseas voters but failed to vote during the 2007 and 2010 elections have been delisted to the Certified List of Overseas Absentee Voters or CLOAV.


VOTING PERIOD
Registered overseas voters may cast their votes from April 13, 2013 to May 13, 2013. Voting starts from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with extended timings below.

April 13 (first day) - starts from 8:00 AM
May 13 (last day) - starts from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM


WHERE TO VOTE?
Overseas voters need to proceed to the Philippine Embassy located at 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395. Nearest MRT is at Orchard MRT. You may take a cab in front of Lucky Plaza for those who are lazy to walk.


WHAT TO BRING?
Voters need to present their Philippine Passport, work pass (work permit/S-Pass/E-Pass), NRIC (for Singapore Permanent Residents)or seaman's book if you're a seafarer.


COVERAGE OF ELECTION
Voters can only vote up to twelve (12) senators and one (1) Party-List Representative. Only voters in the Philippines can cast their votes on local positions like Mayor, Vice-Mayor, etc.


The embassy is encouraging voters to exercise their democratic right of suffrage and to avoid last-minute voting.

If you have other questions regarding the coming elections, you may direct your queries at oav.sgpe@gmail.com.


Photo courtesy of philstar.com.

13 Responses to “Filipinos in Singapore - Election 2013 Guide”

Mezhal Ulao said...
March 11, 2013 at 3:47 PM

This is a pretty cool post. Will share this with friends that are there in Singapore so they'd know what to do too :D


melandriaonline said...
March 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

it's a good way that there are absentee voting, atleast filipino on other part of the world can exercise their voting rights


Prettymom said...
March 12, 2013 at 6:49 AM

your post will surely help those OFW in Singapore who wants to vote


Mommy Liz said...
March 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM

I am glad that Filipinos in Singapore are allowed to vote, they can voice their rights too even in the foreign land.

Liza Barnett


~Ms. Joy mH~ said...
March 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

That was nice that despite the distance, Filipinos all over the world can still be able to vote.


Chubskulit Rose said...
March 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Wow, that many? It must be nice to work there in Singapore as you would see a lot of Filipinos.


tess said...
March 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I worked overseas for year but never voted for the Philippines election, although I registered for the absentee voters program.


Mel Cole said...
March 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

nice to know that there are Filipinos there in Singapore. good luck in the upcoming elections.


Peachy Adarne said...
March 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM

It's nice to know that Pinoys can still vote even if they are out of the country.


working mama said...
March 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

great news indeed for all pinoys worldwide coz they can still practice their rights wherever they are


Emzkie said...
March 14, 2013 at 8:46 AM

that is good to know that in spite living abroad you can still register and vote. we have that here in US as well, but just certain places. in my end, its in DC which is 3hours drive. too far for us to go just to vote.

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Bebengisms said...
March 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

My friend's in SG, will definitely share this to her. :)


Shela said...
March 15, 2013 at 2:40 AM

That's good even though they are abroad but still they are part of the upcoming election.


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