As the Philippines prepares for the 2022 elections, Filipinos residing in Spain may now check if they’re eligible to vote. This can be done by going to the Philippine Foreign Mission’s website and looking for the list of certified overseas voters.
The Philippine Embassy in Spain has created a list of overseas Filipino voters in the country and has made it available to the public. This list can be accessed thru the embassy’s website or by calling the foreign mission post.
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Spain
The Philippine presidential elections are a few weeks away, and everybody is already thinking about who they should vote for. Aside from the Philippines, Filipinos in other countries, such as Spain, are also expected to participate in the elections. This guide will help you prepare for the overseas voting process. It will also give you an idea of what to expect when the polls open in your host country.
Despite the fact that they’re not in their homeland, the large number of Filipinos in Spain has a big influence on the country’s presidential race.
In line with this, you might want to check out the large number of websites that provide information about the various candidates. These sites also help voters make informed decisions.
Philippine diplomatic posts can help people who have registered to vote in other countries. They will assist voters in what they need to do to participate in the coming elections. Before you participate in the national elections from Spain, make sure that your name is included in the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV).
You can find the latest info and updates on the national elections and overseas voting in the country from the Philippines embassy by going to their website or contacting their office.
You can also get the details of the voters who are registered overseas for the 2022 elections in Spain by clicking on the links below.
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Madrid
- Check OFW voters list in Madrid here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/EUROPE/MADRID.pdf
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Barcelona
- Check OFW voters list in Barcelona here – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/EUROPE/BARCELONA.pdf
If you are a Filipino residing in Spain, please contact the country’s diplomatic missions if you require assistance with overseas voting or with checking your information on the CLOV. Despite it being long, the list is organized alphabetically for easy navigation. Officials from the COMELEC can add their own remarks and information. You can also look up your information on the list using a quick shortcut shown in the next section.
Tip: To prevent having to navigate through a long list of names, use CTRL + F. On the page, there’s a search box where you may input 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 the field contains no additional spaces or characters.
If your name appears on the country’s list of certified overseas voters, you will be eligible to vote in the Philippine presidential elections from Spain in 2022. The overseas voting session will run from April 27 through May 9.
Question: What if I’m not on the list, can I still vote?
Answer: Everyone who has not registered to vote in the next elections would be denied the right to vote. Those who are unable to vote in this election must register to vote in future elections once the current cycle has ended. You may register to vote in Spain or anyplace else on the globe with this information.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
Answer: On the websites of the Philippine foreign missions in Spain, a PDF file containing the names of registered voters may be obtained. The list contains information that you need in order to participate in the overseas voting process.
What does it mean if my name is included in the list of Overseas Voters?
The names of registered voters may be seen in a PDF file on the Philippine embassy’s website in Spain. The list contains information on who is eligible to vote from Spain.
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.
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 would appear on both the country’s verified voter list and the National Register of Overseas Voters. 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, but you must also file a Letter of Request for Registration Transfer to the COMELEC-OFOV from your host country’s embassy or consulate in Manila.
When will the list of certified absentee voters in Spain be released?
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will publish a list of certified overseas voters to various foreign offices across the world within 120 days of the election.
An official statement from COMELEC regarding this reads: “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
The government values the votes of its citizens, as it allows them to have a say in the country’s political and educational choices. The ideal candidate would need to be able to manage the country’s current state and promote a favorable image for Filipinos abroad.
Remember To Vote Wisely
When choosing a political candidate, voters should consider the platform and character traits of the candidates. Knowing these details will help us make an informed choice when it comes to choosing a new president. Only individuals with honest intentions should be elected to office. Moreover, when choosing, ensure that the candidate’s platform aims to improve the conditions of overseas Filipinos.
The Importance of Overseas Voting
There is much at stake in the coming national elections. And the importance of overseas votes cannot be overemphasized. Over a million Filipinos have settled or taken up employment in other countries. Their earnings boost the country’s economy.
As breadwinners, these individuals can influence the decisions of their families back home. For this reason, every overseas Filipino’s vote matters, so make sure yours count!
As Election Day draws closer by the day, we only have time to prepare for the new leaders that will shape our country’s course.
The 2022 national elections are looking to be one for the books, as many people were impressed by the number of individuals who showed their capabilities to lead the nation, as well as the presence of questionable others claiming to be the one – as is always the case, no?
That said, your vote will be critical in choosing a president who has the necessary skills and experience to lead the nation through these trying times.
It would be ideal for a leader to be able to deal with the country’s current situation while also displaying a favorable image in the international community.
Leaders who are committed to democracy and freedom are also needed in order to realize the country’s goals. As we pick the leaders for the next elections, it’s important that we all work together to improve the country. Let us use the power we have to make our country better.
Will you be eligible to vote in future elections now that you’ve seen the certified list of overseas voters? Under the supervision and direction of the Philippine diplomatic missions in Spain, how was the verification method carried out?
Do you have any recommendations for Filipinos who are still undecided about voting in this year’s national elections? Is there anything else you’d like to tell other Filipinos who could be in a similar situation? In the comments area below, we’d love to hear your ideas. Please also forward this information to any friends or family members who may find it valuable.
Embassy of Philippines in Madrid
ADDRESS: Calle Eresma 2, 28002 Madrid, Spain
PHONE LOCAL: 91.782.3830
FAX LOCAL: 91.411.6606
WEB SITE: http://www.philmadrid.com/
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Consulate-General of Philippines in Barcelona
ADDRESS: Avinguda de les Corts Catalanes 594 1-1, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
PHONE LOCAL: 930.267.007
NOTES Emergency contact local: 645 675 098
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