Overseas Filipinos based in the Land Down Under, Australia, who have registered for the 2022 Philippine national elections, can now check if they’re eligible to vote by looking up their details in the official voters’ list issued by the Philippine Foreign mission in the country.
The Embassy of the Philippines in Australia has compiled the list of Filipino voters in the country. You may view the list by visiting their website or contacting the embassy or nearest consulate in their location. Filipinos in Sydney and the Aussie capital, Canberra, and in other parts of the country can look up their names in the files below.
- Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Canberra and Sydney, Australia
- Certified List of Overseas Voters in Canberra
- Certified List of Overseas Voters in Sydney
- Question: What if I’m not on the list, can I still vote?
- How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
- What does it mean if my name is included in the list of Overseas Voters?
- What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
- I registered as an overseas voter in 2019 but I know I will be in the Philippines come May 2022. Can I vote in the 2022 elections in the Philippines?
- When will the list of certified absentee voters in Australia be released?
- Reminders When Voting During PH Elections
- Remember To Vote Wisely
- FINAL THOUGHTS
- CONTACT INFORMATION
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Canberra and Sydney, Australia
The Philippines’ elections are only a few weeks away, and everyone is already preparing for the event by doing some research on who they should vote for. Aside from those in the country, citizens based in Australia and other countries will also prepare for the upcoming elections. While it’s important to prepare for the event, overseas Filipinos should also know what to expect in the process of overseas voting.
Despite not being in their homeland, Filipinos in Australia have a significant impact on the country’s presidential election. This is because Filipinos in this region are considered one of the world’s biggest voting populations, their votes will have a huge impact on the results of the election.
You may also want to visit various websites that contain information about the candidates so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to voting.
The Philippines’ foreign missions are also ready to support the voters who are registered to participate in the upcoming elections. This guide will help you prepare for the various steps involved in casting your ballot overseas. Before going to the polls, it’s important to check if your name has been included in the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV).
You can easily verify the information about the Philippine embassy or consulate by visiting their website or by calling their office. By clicking on the links below, you can easily find the details about the registered voters who are qualified to participate in overseas voting in Australia.
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Canberra
- Check OFW voters list in Canberra here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/ASIA_PAC/CANBERRA.pdf
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Sydney
- Check OFW voters list in Sydney here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/ASIA_PAC/SYDNEY.pdf
The above lists are only for Filipinos living in Australia. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the local consulate or the Philippine embassy. The lists are easy to use despite the long list of names because they’re arranged alphabetically. COMELEC officers can also add their own notes and information to the list. There are two ways to navigate through the lists: browse through all of them or use a simple shortcut.
Tip: To prevent having to navigate through a huge list of names, use CTRL + F. On the page, a search box will open, into which you may type your last name to check if you are included. Because the document may include the information you want, ensure that your name is correctly written and that there are no extra spaces or characters in the field.
You can cast an overseas ballot for the presidential elections in 2022 from Australia if your name shows up on the country’s list of certified overseas voters. The overseas voting period starts on April 27 and ends on May 9.
Question: What if I’m not on the list, can I still vote?
Answer: Those who failed to register for the upcoming elections will not be able to vote. Those who can’t vote in the coming elections will have to wait until the end of the current election period to register for the next one. If you’re based in Australia or anywhere overseas, then this guide will help you register to vote. That said, make sure you to register as soon as possible after the coming election period.
If you have any questions about the overseas voting procedure or need assistance with the process, please contact the Philippine embassy or the nearest consulate in Australia.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
Answer: On the websites of the Philippine consulate and embassy in Australia, you can find the PDF files containing the names of the registered voters. Before voting, confirm your details in the list.
What does it mean if my name is included in the list of Overseas Voters?
This means that you’re officially registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
Unfortunately, you can’t participate in the Philippine national elections this 2022. However, if you’re planning on voting in the future, make sure that you register before the elections.
I registered as an overseas absentee voter in 2013 and I was able to vote in the 2013 and 2016 National Elections but was unable to vote in the 2019 National Elections. Do I still need to apply for certification to vote abroad?
Your name will still appear on the National Register of overseas voters and the verified voter’s list of the country where you live. However, your name will be removed from the list if you do not vote in 2022 in your home country.
I registered as an overseas voter in 2019 but I know I will be in the Philippines come May 2022. Can I vote in the 2022 elections in the Philippines?
Yes, however you need to also submit a Letter of Request for Registration Transfer to Manila from the embassy or consulate of your host nation, as well as to the COMELEC-OFOV.
When will the list of certified absentee voters in Australia be released?
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will publish a list of overseas voters for the May elections through the various foreign offices across the world within 120 days before the voting schedule.
Here is the official statement from COMELEC: “Preparation and Posting of Certified List of Overseas Absentee Voters. – The Commission shall prepare the Certified List of Overseas Absentee Voters within one hundred twenty (120) days before every election, and furnish within the same period copies thereof to the appropriate embassies, consulates, and other foreign service establishments, which shall post the same in their bulletin boards within ten (10) days from receipt thereof.”
Reminders When Voting During PH Elections
Your vote is vital to the government as it allows citizens to have a say in making important decisions. It’s also important that individuals exercise their rights on Election Day.
The results of the election will set the course for how the country will look in terms of education, health, and its economy. It’s also important that the new president has the necessary skills to lead the country through these difficult times. A leader who can manage the country’s current situation while still maintaining a positive image for Filipinos abroad is also needed.
Remember To Vote Wisely
Citizens can participate in various political and social activities through their right to vote. What reforms would you like to see implemented in the next government? Having this in mind will help voters pick the right candidate. Election Day is a day when voters can pick the best leader for the country. Although there are no right or wrong votes in the election, nothing should stop you from voting for yourself and your family. This guide aims to help overseas Filipinos prepare for the election.
For the sake of the welfare of overseas Filipinos, casting a ballot for a candidate whose platform is focused on their rights should be considered. A candidate’s goals and initiatives should also be considered during this election. One must also consider the candidate’s overall goals and initiatives for modern-day heroes, as well as those of Filipino nationals all around the world.
So, after seeing the confirmed list of abroad voters, will you be qualified to vote in future elections? How does this procedure go with the help and organization of the Philippine foreign missions in Australia? Do you have any words of wisdom for fellow Filipinos who have yet to determine whether or not to vote in this year’s national elections? Is there anything you’d want to share with other Filipinos who are overwhelmed by this process? Please leave a comment in the section below – we’d love to hear your thoughts! Also, please share this information with any friends or family members who may find it useful.
Embassy of Philippines in Canberra
ADDRESS: 1 Moonah Place Yarralumla, Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
PHONE: (02) 6273.2535
WEB SITE: http://www.philembassy.au.com/
NOTES – Jurisdiction: Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
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Consulate-General of Philippines in Sydney
ADDRESS: Level 1, 27-33 Wentworth Ave. Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
PHONE: (02) 9262.7377
WEB SITE: http://www.philippineconsulate.com.au/
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