Filipinos based in Qatar who have registered to vote in the Philippine national elections in 2022 may now confirm their voting eligibility by finding their details in the list of certified overseas voters issued by the Philippine Foreign Mission in the country.
The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has made available a list of Filipino voters in the country. You can get the list by going to the embassy’s website or phoning the Philippine diplomatic mission. Filipinos in the Gulf state’s capital and abroad can look up their names in the files linked below.
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Qatar
The Philippines’ elections are only a few weeks away, and everyone is already preparing for the event by analyzing who they should vote for. Filipino citizens in Qatar and other countries, as well as those back home, will be preparing for the coming elections. While it is critical to prepare for this event, Filipinos living overseas should also be informed of what to expect during the overseas voting process.
Despite not being in their home country, Filipinos in Qatar and the Middle East have a significant impact on the country’s presidential election. Because Filipinos in this region have one of the largest voting populations in the globe, their votes will have a huge impact on the election’s result.
You might also want to go through many websites that give information about the candidates so that you can make informed voting decisions.
The Philippine foreign missions are also ready to help citizens who have registered to vote in the upcoming elections. This guide can help you prepare for voting abroad. Before heading to the polls, make sure your name is on the certified list of certified overseas voters (CLOV).
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Doha, Qatar
You may easily check this information with the Philippine embassy by visiting their website or calling their office. You can easily get information on registered voters in Qatar who are eligible to vote in the coming elections by clicking on the link below.
- Check OFW voters list in Qatar here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/MIDAF/DOHA.pdf
The list above is for Filipinos residing in Qatar. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Philippine embassy. Despite the extensive list of names, it is straightforward to use and is arranged alphabetically for faster checking. COMELEC officials can also add notes and information to the list, as needed. There are two ways to go through the list: scroll down to find what you’re looking for or use a quick shortcut.
Tip: To prevent having to navigate through a long list of names, use CTRL + F. On the page, a search box will open, into which you may enter your last name to check if you are included. Because the document contains specific information, double-check that your name is spelled correctly and that there are no extra spaces or characters in the field.
If your name appears on the country’s list of certified overseas voters, then you will be able to vote in the presidential elections in 2022 from Qatar. Note that 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 have not registered to vote in the coming elections will be denied the right to vote. Those who are unable to vote in the next elections must wait until the current election cycle concludes before registering to vote in the following one. This guide will help you register to vote whether you reside in Qatar or somewhere else in the globe. Having said that, make sure you register as soon as possible following the 2022 election season.
Please contact the Philippine embassy in Qatar if you have any questions or need assistance with the abroad voting procedure.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
Answer: The names of registered voters can be found in PDF files on the Philippine embassy’s website in Qatar. Make sure to verify your details on the list before voting.
What does it mean if my name is included in the list of Overseas Voters?
This means you’re formally registered to vote in the coming elections.
What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to vote in the 2022 Philippine national elections. If you want to vote in the future, you must register before the next election.
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?
Your name will remain on the National Register of Overseas Voters and the country’s list of verified voters. However, your name will be removed 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, however you must 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 Qatar be released?
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will release a list of certified abroad voters for the May elections through various foreign offices across the world within 120 days before the voting schedule.
As per the official statement of 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.”
Overseas Voting Schedule
The Filipino Community in the State of Qatar is informed that the period of voting overseas for 2022 National and Local Elections will be from 10 April 2022 to 9 May 2022 or for 30 consecutive days pursuant to COMELEC Resolutions 10750, 10751, 10752, and 10753 of 2022.
The Embassy will serve as the polling place for registered Filipino voters in Qatar and will be open from 7am to 4pm during the voting period. The Embassy will also be open on Fridays and Saturdays, but only for purposes of voting.
Registered voters are advised to bring any of the below identidication documents to be allowed to vote at the Embassy:
- Copy of valid Philippine Passport; or
- Copy of Residence Visa (otherwise known as Qatar ID -QID)
Other related advisories will be announced by the Embassy in the coming days.
Reminders When Voting During PH Elections
Your vote is very important to the government as it allows citizens to have a voice in major national decisions. The results of the presidential election will affect the country’s education and health care systems. It’s also important that the new president has the right skills to guide the nation through these trying times.
A leader with the ability to manage the country’s current situation and simultaneously project a favorable image of Filipinos abroad will be ideal.
Remember To Vote Wisely
Citizens can participate in various political and social activities through their right to vote. Thus, voting is not only one’s right but also a responsibility.
Having the correct information will help voters in choosing the best candidate for office. It’s also important to remember that no matter who the candidate they’re rooting for, citizens should still cast their ballots if only for themselves and their families.
For the sake of overseas Filipinos, voters should consider the platform of a candidate who focuses on this group’s rights and welfare. It’s also important to consider the candidate’s goals and aspirations for the country. A person who believes in our modern-day heroes must have them in their goals, intentions, and priorities, as well as all the Filipinos based abroad.
This article aims to help Filipinos living in other countries prepare for the upcoming elections. One of the first things that they should do is check their name in the voters’ list of the COMELEC.
Before you can vote overseas, you need to confirm that you’re authorized to do so. This will help avoid delays and any hassle in going through the steps and procedures once the election period kicks off. This is also done in preparation for the various tasks that the Philippine foreign post can help with. So, don’t hesitate to seek help or assistance from the officers from the Philippine Embassy in Qatar regarding this matter.
Will you be allowed to vote in the coming elections now that you’ve seen the confirmed list of foreign voters through the help of this guide? How has the verification process been under the supervision and direction of the Philippine embassy in Qatar? Do you have any advice for other Filipinos who are undecided about voting in this year’s national elections? Is there anything you’d want to say to other Filipinos who are struggling with this process? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments section below. Also, make sure to share this information to any friends or family members who might find it useful.
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