Department of Foreign
Affairs intensifies overseas voting awareness campaign
MANILA, Oct. 13 (PIA) – With more than two weeks to go before voter
registration period ends, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through
its Overseas Voting Secretariat, further intensified its overseas voting
DFA, together with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and ABS-CBN’s The
Filipino Channel (TFC) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement to enhance
overseas voting awareness in view of the coming 2016 Presidential elections.
The agreement could further boost efforts in informing the public about the
overseas voting system and procedures, and in emphasizing the importance of
politically empowering Filipinos both here and abroad.
According to DFA, all Filipino citizens who expect to be abroad during the
thirty day overseas voting period for the 2016 Presidential Elections (from
09 April to 09 May 2016) and not otherwise disqualified by law, may
personally register as an overseas voter at any Philippine Foreign Service
Post (FSP), including the three Manila Economic and Cultural Offices (MECO),
15 overseas voting registration centers (OVRCs) in the Philippines, or at
other COMELEC-approved field/mobile registration centers.
For an updated list, please visit www.dfa-oavs.gov.ph or www.comelec.gov.ph.
Likewise, DFA advises overseas Filipinos in the Asia Pacific - Americas,
Europe, Middle East and Africa regions (except China and Taiwan), may now go
to irehistro.comelec.gov.ph/ov to access the iREHISTRO On-line System to
register as an overseas voter.
Voter registration period ends on October 31, 2015. (DFA/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)