If you are an overseas Filipino in Japan who has registered to vote in the 2022 elections, you may find out if you are qualified to vote by looking up your name on the official voters’ list published by the Philippine Foreign Mission in your area.
The Philippine Embassy in Japan has published a list of Filipino voters in the country. You may find out more by visiting their website or calling the embassy or local consulate. Filipinos in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and other regions of the nation can look up their names in the files below.
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya
The national elections in the Philippines are only a few weeks away. And it is possible that this will be the most important event of the year for the country. With this in mind, residents in the nation, as well as those living abroad, put in a lot of effort to decide who they would vote for. However, foreign Filipinos, such as those in Japan, will need to learn about the voting process for the coming elections. That being said, even if you are residing overseas, notably in Japan, it is critical that you know what to anticipate, what to do, and how to prepare for the national event.
Despite the fact that they are not in the Philippines, Filipinos in Japan have a huge impact on the election of the country’s next leaders. Because Filipinos in this region make up one of the world’s largest populations of overseas nationals, their votes will undoubtedly influence election outcomes. There are numerous ways to find out if you are eligible to vote, as you will see in the sections that follow.
You may need to visit various websites that provide users with information about the candidates in order to prepare for the actual polling dates. It may also be advantageous if you take time off from work for this event.
In keeping with this, the Philippine diplomatic missions in this country are prepared to offer whatever assistance to registered voters who plan to vote in the national elections. With the help of this post, you should be able to effectively prepare for the overseas voting process. The first step is to see if your name is on the certified list of overseas voters (CLOV).
You can confirm the information on the Philippine Embassy/Consulate’s website or in person. You may also look at the list of overseas Filipinos who are eligible to vote in Japan by clicking on the links that correspond to your place of residence:
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Tokyo
- Check OFW voters list in Tokyo here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/ASIA_PAC/TOKYO.pdf
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Osaka
- Check OFW voters list in Osaka here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/ASIA_PAC/OSAKA.pdf
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Nagoya
- Check OFW voters list in Nagoya here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/ASIA_PAC/NAGOYA.pdf
The above lists exclusively cover Filipinos who live in Japan. Having said that, be sure to refer to the one in authority over your area/region. If you want further information or assistance regarding this, feel free to contact the consular officers at the foreign posts. Despite having a large number of names that are organized alphabetically, the lists are simple to use. Officers of the COMELEC may also add information or remarks to the list. There are two options for getting around this: either browse through everything or use a quick shortcut.
Tip: To avoid having to go through a long list of names, use CTRL + F. On the page, a search box will appear, into which you can enter your last name to see if you are on the list. Because the document may include the information you want, ensure that your name is correctly typed and that there are no extra spaces or characters in the field.
If your name appears on the country’s official voter registration list, you can vote in the coming presidential elections in 2022 by casting an overseas ballot between April 27 and May 9. Furthermore, having your name confirmed on the list will allow you to properly prepare for voting or contact a local Foreign Service Post for further help. Make sure to inform your employers in advance so they can support your right to vote.
Question: What if I’m not on the list, can I still vote?
Answer: Those who are not registered to vote can’t participate in the elections. This means that they’ll have to wait for the election season to end before they can register for the next one. This guide will help you register to vote wherever you are. It’s also good to do it at the end of the election season.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the voting process, please contact the Philippine embassy or consulate-general in Japan. You may contact the foreign missions using the information at the end of this guide.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
Answer: You can find your name by clicking on the PDF file that’s provided on the website of the Philippine consulate or embassy. Before voting, make sure that you confirm your details in the list’s contents. This is very important to ensure that you can participate in the voting process properly.
What does it mean if my name is included in the list of Overseas Voters?
After successfully completing the registration process, you can now vote in the elections from anywhere in the world. Vote confidently and exercise your rights to the fullest extent possible since every vote counts.
What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to vote in the Philippines’ 2022 elections. This means that you will have to wait until the election period ends to register. You can still vote even if you’re not in the Philippines. Just make sure that you register properly and on time so that you can participate in the next 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?
No. Your name will remain on the list of overseas voters and the verified voter list in your home country. However, your name will be removed from the list of voters at your embassy or consulate if you do not vote in the elections in 2022 for 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, but in order to do so, you will need to submit a Letter of Request for Transfer from the host country’s embassy or consulate, as well as to the COMELEC-OFOV.
When will the list of certified absentee voters in Japan be released?
Within 120 days before the May elections, the Commission on Elections will compile and distribute a list of overseas voters per country.
You may read the official statement here: “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.”
Remember To Vote Wisely
Citizens can participate in various political and social activities through their right to vote. Thus, when choosing a candidate, make sure that you consider the reforms that would benefit the country.
Election Day is a day when voters can cast their votes for the best leader for the country. There are no right or wrong votes. Even if you’re based overseas, this guide can help prepare you to vote and participate in the elections.
In the case of overseas Filipinos and overseas Filipino workers, voting for a candidate whose agenda is concerned with the rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos (OFs) must be seriously considered. Evaluate the candidate’s initiatives, motivations, and overall aims for modern-day heroes as well as Filipino nationals worldwide.
So, after reviewing the confirmed list of overseas voters, will you be qualified to vote in the coming elections? How does this procedure go with the help and organization of the Philippine missions in Japan? Do you have any words of wisdom for fellow Filipinos who have yet to decide 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 space given below – we’d love to hear your thoughts! Also, please forward this information to any friends or family members who may find it useful.
Embassy of Philippines in Tokyo
ADDRESS: 5-15-5, Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8537, Japan
PHONE: (03) 5562.1600
WEB SITE: http://tokyo.philembassy.net/
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Consulate-General of Philippines in Osaka
ADDRESS: Twin21 MID Tower 2-1-61 Shiromi Chuo-ku Osaka 540-6124 Japan
PHONE: (06) 6910.7892
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Consulate General of the Philippines in Nagoya
ADDRESS: Hiroya Building, 3-31-3 Sakae, Naka-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken Japan 460-0008
PHONE: +81(0) 52-211-8811
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