With its strong economy and high quality of life, it’s no surprise that New Zealand has a burgeoning Filipino community. As a result, Filipinos in the country are regarded as among the most politically active in the world. As a result, many of them are eager to learn if they will be permitted to vote in the 2022 elections. To begin, go to the Philippine Foreign Posts websites and look for your name on the list of certified overseas voters.
The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand has already made the voters’ list available to our kababayans as the Philippines prepares for elections. In this election, the most recent list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) will be utilised. This document might be used to figure out how many Filipino voters there are in the country.
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in New Zealand
The Philippines will hold presidential elections in the near future (but sooner for overseas absentee voters). And right now, everyone is evaluating each candidate’s aims and points of view before deciding whether or not to vote for them using a variety of channels and platforms.
One of the documents you’ll need to evaluate to establish your ability to vote in the next elections is the list of certified foreign voters. The good news is that it is a straightforward procedure.
Filipinos living in countries other than the Philippines, such as New Zealand, should be familiar with the overseas voting procedure in order to have a nice and trouble-free election experience this year. This article will assist you in preparing for the election by laying out what to expect.
Overseas Filipinos who have registered to vote in the elections may be able to receive help from Philippine diplomatic posts. Officials from the Philippine embassy will instruct residents on how to vote in the next elections. Before voting in the Philippine national elections from New Zealand, make sure your name is on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV).
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Wellington, New Zealand
By visiting their website or phoning their office, the Philippine embassy can give you the most up-to-date information and help on national elections and abroad voting in your host country. Click on the link below to see who has registered to vote in the 2022 Philippine national elections from New Zealand.
- Land-based Overseas Filipino Voters in New Zealand: https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/ASIA_PAC/WELLINGTON.pdf
Please contact the country’s missions if you are a Filipino resident in New Zealand and require assistance with the overseas voting procedure or authenticating your information on the CLOV. Despite its length, the list is alphabetically organised to make it easier to navigate. COMELEC officials may also leave notes or make remarks on the list. To confirm your voter’s details from the list, use the quick shortcut offered in the following section.
Tip: Use CTRL + F to avoid having to scroll through a long list of names. There will be a search box on the file where you may enter your last name to see if your information is there. Because the document is case-sensitive, double-check that your name is spelled correctly and that there are no additional spaces or characters in the field.
You will be able to vote in the Philippine presidential elections in 2022 if your name appears on the country’s list of recognised abroad voters. Overseas voters will be allowed to vote from April 27 to May 9.
Question: What if I’m not on the list, can I still vote?
Answer: This election will be unavailable to everyone who has not registered to vote. Those who are unable to vote this year must register to vote in subsequent elections once the current election cycle has ended. If you follow this guide, you may vote in New Zealand or from anywhere else on the planet.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
On the website of the Philippine diplomatic mission in New Zealand, the list of registered voters is available in PDF format. Everything you’ll need to participate in the overseas voting procedure is on this list.
What does it mean if my name is included in the list of Overseas Voters?
This indicates that you have registered to vote and will be able to vote in the upcoming election.
What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
Unfortunately, you will be unable to vote in the national elections in the Philippines in 2022. You must register to vote before the following election cycle if you wish to vote in future 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 2019 National Elections. Do I still need to apply for certification to vote abroad?
Both the national voter list and the National Register of Overseas Voters would include your name. If you do not vote in your host country in 2022, your name will be removed from the list.
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 New Zealand be released?
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will provide a list of confirmed overseas voters to various diplomatic embassies across the world within 120 days of the formal election campaign period.
In an official release, the COMELEC announced: “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
People’s votes are important to the government because they allow Filipinos from all over the world to participate in the political and social issues of their nation. The ideal candidate will be able to cope with the current crisis in the nation while also projecting a favourable image of Filipinos throughout the world.
Remember To Vote Wisely
When selecting a leader, voters should examine the candidates’ values and personality attributes. When it comes time to vote for a new president, these will assist us in making an informed selection. For leadership positions, only individuals with inspiring ideas and a clear vision for the people and the country should be considered. Examine the policies of the candidates to determine if they seek to better the lives of Filipinos living overseas.
The Importance of Overseas Voting
The upcoming elections have a lot riding on them. Furthermore, the importance of votes cast by Filipinos residing in other countries cannot be overstated. Over a million Filipinos have emigrated to other nations to live or work. Their revenues help the Philippines thrive economically.
Despite the tiny Filipino community in the country, Filipinos in Wellington and other parts of the country are bonded by links to their homeland, families, and similar experiences of living abroad for decades or longer.
The bulk of these individuals are breadwinners, therefore they have a say in how their families run their households. As a result, every vote cast by a Filipino living overseas counts; make sure yours is one of them.
We only have a few weeks to prepare for the new leaders who will lead our country in a more constructive path as Election Day approaches.
Many people are surprised by the number of people who have demonstrated their competence to lead the country, as well as the presence of questionable candidates 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 who has the skills and expertise to guide the country through these trying times.
A leader who can address the country’s existing challenges while also projecting a favourable image to the rest of the world would be ideal.
To fulfil its goals, the country will need leaders who are committed to democracy and freedom. It is vital that we all work together to build the country when selecting leaders for future elections. Let us, regardless of where we are in the globe, use our collective strength, as indicated by our votes, to develop our home nation, the Philippines.
Will you be able to cast a ballot in the upcoming election now that the certified foreign voter list has been made public? Under the supervision and guidance of the Philippine diplomatic mission in New Zealand, how was the verification procedure carried out? Do you have any advice for Filipinos preparing to vote in the national elections this year? Is there anything else you’d like to say to other Filipinos who could find themselves in your shoes? Please let us know what you think in the comments section below. Please also pass this information on to any interested friends or family members.
Embassy of Philippines in Wellington, New Zealand
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PHONE LOCAL: (04) 472.9848
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