Sweden has always been a popular job destination for Filipinos due to its thriving economy and pleasant standard of living. Filipinos in Sweden are among the most politically active immigrants, despite their distance from home. As a result, many of them are eager to learn if they will be able to vote in the 2022 elections. To begin, search the websites of the Philippine Foreign Posts for your name on the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV).
As the Philippines prepares for elections, the Philippine Embassy in Sweden has already made the overseas voters’ list available to our kababayans. The most recent list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) will be used in this election. This document can be used to estimate the number of voters in the region.
Philippine Elections 2022: List of Registered Filipino OFW Voters in Sweden
The Philippines will hold presidential elections in the near future (but sooner for overseas absentee voters). And right now, everyone is arguing whether or not to vote for various individuals depending on their aims and points of view, which are distributed through numerous platforms and media.
The list of certified overseas voters is one of the documents you’ll need to go over to discover if you’re qualified to vote in the next elections. The good news is that it is a simple procedure.
To ensure a smooth and trouble-free election experience this year, Filipinos living in other countries, such as Sweden, should be informed about the overseas voting procedure. This page will assist you in preparing for the election by giving you access to the CLOV and other OAV-related matters.
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Stockholm
Overseas Filipinos who have registered to vote in the elections may be eligible for assistance from Philippine diplomatic missions. The Philippine Embassy will assist residents on how to vote in the next elections. Make sure your name is on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before participating in the Philippine national elections from Sweden.
The Philippine embassy can provide you with the most up-to-date information and assistance on national elections and abroad voting in your host country by visiting their website or calling their office. To check who has registered to vote in the 2022 Philippine national elections from Sweden, click on the link below.
- Land-based Overseas Filipino Voters in Sweden: https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/EUROPE/STOCKHOLM.pdf
If you are a Filipino resident in Sweden and need assistance with the overseas voting procedure or validating your information on the CLOV, please contact the country’s embassy. Despite its length, the list is alphabetically ordered to make navigating easier. Officials from the COMELEC may also add comments or notes to the list. Use the quick shortcut provided in the next step to confirm your voter’s data from the list.
Tip: To prevent having to navigate through a long list of names, use CTRL + F. On the file, there will be a search box where you may enter your last name to see if your data is included. Because the document is case-sensitive, 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, you will be entitled to vote in the Philippine presidential elections in 2022. Overseas voters can vote from Sweden via overseas absentee voting from April 27 to May 9.
Question: What if I’m not on the list, can I still vote?
Answer: Those who have not registered to vote will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. Those who are unable to vote this year must register to vote in future elections once the current election cycle has ended. You can vote in Sweden or from anywhere in the world if you follow this simple registration guide.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
The list of registered overseas voters is accessible in PDF format on the website of the Philippine diplomatic mission in Sweden. This is a comprehensive list of 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 eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.
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 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 be added to both the national voter list and the National Registry of Overseas Voters. However, your name will be deleted from both lists 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 Sweden be released?
Within 120 days of the formal election campaign period, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will transmit a list of confirmed foreign voters to various diplomatic embassies across the world.
The COMELEC made the announcement in an official statement: “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 prizes citizens’ votes because they allow Filipinos from all over the world to participate in the country’s political and social matters. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively lead the country through its current issues while also projecting a positive image of Filipinos worldwide.
Remember To Vote Wisely
Voters should consider the candidates’ principles and personality traits when selecting a leader. When it comes time to vote for a new president, these will assist us in making an informed decision. For positions of leadership, only those with appealing ideas and a clear vision for the people and the country should be chosen. Examine the policies of the candidates to determine if they have a platform for improving the lives of Filipinos living abroad.
The Importance of Overseas Voting
The upcoming elections will have a lot riding on them. Furthermore, the importance of votes cast by Filipinos living overseas cannot be overstated. Over a million Filipinos have left the country to live or work in foreign countries. Their earnings contribute to the growth of the Philippine economy.
Despite Sweden’s tiny Filipino community, Filipinos in Stockholm and other areas of the country are bonded by links to their homeland, families, and comparable experiences of living abroad for decades or longer.
Because most of these people work, they have a voice in how their families are managed. As a result, every vote cast by a Filipino residing in another country counts; make sure yours is one of them.
We just have a few weeks till Election Day to get ready for the new leaders who will steer our country in a more progressive direction.
Many people are surprised by the number of people who have demonstrated their ability to lead the country, as well as the presence of dubious candidates claiming to be “the one” – but isn’t this true of every election?
As a result, your vote will be crucial in selecting a president who possesses the attributes and competence required to lead the country through these trying times.
It would be excellent to have a leader who can address the country’s current problems while simultaneously displaying a positive image to the rest of the world.
To achieve its objectives, the country will require leaders who are devoted to democracy and freedom. When selecting leaders for future elections, it is critical that we all work together to strengthen the country. Let us use our collective strength, as demonstrated by our votes, to improve our home nation, the Philippines, regardless of where we are in the globe.
So, after examining the CLOV issued by your host country, are you eligible to vote in the next elections? How has this treatment helped you? Were there any problems or difficulties you encountered, and have you brought these to the attention of the Philippine diplomatic mission in your country? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.
Embassy of Philippines in Stockholm, Sweden
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