Despite the fact that the Filipino population in Belgium is not as significant as in other European nations, the country’s Filipino community is one of the world’s most active foreign voters. As a result, our kababayans in this region may start preparing for the national elections in 2022 by assessing whether or not they are qualified to vote. To begin, go to the Philippine Foreign Mission’s website and look for your name on the list of certified overseas voters.
The voter list for the 2022 elections has been made available by the Philippine Embassy in Belgium. In the National and Local Elections, the most recent list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) will be utilized. This document can be used to identify certified overseas Filipino voters in the nation.
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Belgium
In the Philippines, presidential elections will be held soon (but earlier for overseas absentee voters). And right now, everyone is following a variety of channels and platforms to assess each candidate’s objectives and points of view before determining whether to vote for them.
In order to have a pleasant and trouble-free election experience this year, Filipinos residing abroad, such as in Belgium, should be conversant with the overseas voting method. This article will assist you in making election preparations and will give you an idea of what to expect once the offshore voting process begins.
Overseas Filipinos who have registered to vote in the elections may be able to get assistance from Philippine diplomatic missions. Officials from the Philippine embassies will advise citizens through the voting processes in the upcoming elections. Make sure your name is on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before participating in the Philippine national elections from Belgium.
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Brussels, Belgium
Through their website or by calling their office, the Philippine embassy can supply you with the most up-to-date information and help about national elections and overseas voting in the country. By clicking on the link below, you may also find out who from Belgium has registered to vote in the 2022 Philippine national elections.
- Land-based Overseas Filipino Voters in Belgium: https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/EUROPE/BRUSSELS.pdf
Please contact the country’s diplomatic office if you are a Filipino residing in Belgium and need assistance with the overseas voting procedure or authenticating your information on the CLOV. Despite its length, the list is organized alphabetically to make it easier to navigate. Officials from the COMELEC may also include some comments or provide other information. To check your voter’s details from the list, use the quick shortcut provided in the following section.
Tip: To prevent having to navigate through a long list of names, use CTRL + F. On the website, there will be a search window where you may input your last name to see if your information is available. Because the document is case-sensitive, double-check that your name is spelled correctly and that the field contains no additional spaces or characters.
If your name appears on the country’s list of certified overseas voters, you will be entitled to vote in the Philippine presidential elections in 2022. The voting session for overseas voters will run from April 27 to May 9.
What if I’m not on the list; can I still vote?
No one will be permitted to vote unless they have registered to vote in this election. Those who are unable to vote this year must register for future elections once the current election cycle has ended. You may vote in Belgium or from anywhere in the world by following this guide.
How to find your name in the list of overseas voters?
On the website of the Philippine diplomatic mission in Belgium, the list of registered voters is available in PDF format. This list contains everything you’ll need to participate in the overseas voting process.
What does it mean if my name is included in the list of overseas voters?
This means you’ve registered to vote and will be able to cast a ballot in the forthcoming election.
What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
Unfortunately, you will be unable to vote in the Philippines’ national elections in 2022. If you want to vote in future elections, you must register to vote before the next election cycle.
I registered as an overseas absentee voter in 2013. I was able to vote in the 2013 and 2016 National Elections, but was unable to vote in 2019 National Elections. Do I still need to apply for certification to vote abroad?
Your name would appear on both the national voter list and the National Register of Overseas Voters. Your name will be deleted from the list if you do not vote in your host nation in 2022.
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, but you must also submit a Letter of Request for Registration Transfer from your host country’s embassy or consulate in Manila to the COMELEC-OFOV.
When will the list of certified absentee voters in Belgium be released?
Within 120 days of the official election campaign period, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will issue a list of certified abroad voters to various diplomatic missions across the world.
In an official release, the COMELEC declared: “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
Citizens’ votes are important to the government because they allow Filipinos from anywhere in the world to participate in political and educational decisions in their country. The ideal candidate will be able to cope with the current crisis in the nation while simultaneously conveying a positive image of Filipinos abroad.
Remember to Vote Wisely
Voters should consider the candidates’ ideals and personality traits when selecting a political leader. When it’s time to elect a new president, these will help us make an educated decision. Only those with remarkable goals and objectives should be considered for leadership positions. Examine the candidate’s policies to determine if any attempt is made to enhance the lives of Filipinos in other nations.
The Importance of Overseas Voting
The coming national elections have a lot riding on them. Furthermore, the significance of votes cast by Filipinos living in other countries cannot be overstated. Over a million Filipinos have emigrated to other nations to live or work. Their revenues help boost the Philippines’ economy.
Despite the fact that the Filipino community in Belgium is quite tiny, Filipinos in Brussels and other areas in the region are bound together by their ties to the country, their families, and their shared experiences of being abroad for decades or more.
Many of the Filipinos working in Belgium are household workers or as seamen. A number of Filipinos also attend Belgian universities. However, they are referred to as temporary migrants.
Because the majority of these individuals are breadwinners, they have a say in their families’ domestic decisions. As a result, every vote cast by a Filipino residing overseas is significant; make sure yours is as well.
We only have a short time to prepare for the new leaders who will change the course of our country as Election Day approaches.
Many people are astonished by the number of persons who have proved their ability to lead the country, as well as the presence of dubious others, claiming to be “the one” – but isn’t this true of every election?
As a result, your vote will be crucial in electing a president with the necessary abilities and experience to guide the country through these trying times.
It would be ideal to have a leader who could both handle the country’s current predicament and project a positive image to the rest of the globe.
Leaders who are devoted to democracy and freedom are required for the country to achieve its objectives. It is critical that we all work together to strengthen the country when we choose the leaders for future elections. Let us use our collective strength, as represented in our ballots, to improve our home country, the Philippines, regardless of where we are in the world.
Will you be able to vote in the upcoming elections now that the certified list of overseas voters has been made public? Under the supervision and guidance of the Philippine diplomatic mission in Belgium, how was the verification procedure carried out? Do you have any recommendations for Filipinos who are planning to vote in this year’s national elections? Is there anything else you’d like to say to other Filipinos who could be in your shoes? In the comments area below, we’d love to hear your ideas. Also, please forward this information to any interested friends or family members.
Embassy of Philippines in Belgium
ADDRESS: 297 Avenue Moliere 1050 Bruxelles (Brussels), Belgium
PHONE LOCAL: (02) 340.3377
FAX LOCAL: (02) 345.6425
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