With the overseas voting for the Philippine National Elections 2022 taking place between April 10 and May 9, 2022, Filipinos living in Canada can vote in the next elections quickly and safely by confirming their identities against the list of certified overseas voters at their respective Philippine Foreign Post. Keeping this in mind, it is vital that registered overseas Filipino voters understand the processes and conditions for voting in the upcoming elections in their respective nations.
Keep in mind, however, that this may vary from location to location, so make sure you follow the requirements. Before participating in the overseas voting procedure, overseas voters in Canada are asked to double-check their information on the website of their respective Philippine Foreign Post.
To begin, you may utilize this guide to learn more about the step-by-step method for a smooth and trouble-free overseas voting experience from Canada.
Voting Guidelines in Canada for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipinos who are registered to vote in Canada can now do so in a safe and simple manner. After their name has been verified on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV), they must vote in person at their respective Philippine Foreign Post between April 10 and May 9.
Of course, no one enjoys having to wait in line or having their plans disturbed on any given day. Nonetheless, this is a great moment for overseas Filipino employees and residents of Canada to mark their calendars for the overseas voting period. Here’s how to get started.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Canada
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Canada here.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
You should know who to vote for at this time, including the candidates’ work histories and political backgrounds, as well as their stances on issues on employment, health, foreign workers, and immigration, to mention a few.
Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
This will allow for a more efficient evaluation and counting of votes. Also, make sure you’ve filled all relevant sections of the ballot so you will not miss voting for anyone.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
This will serve as evidence that you already voted when you depart the Philippine Foreign Post. That’s it! You may now leave the poll to go home, work, spend the day with your friends, or rest by yourself.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Canada
Voting for the overseas elections begins at 8 a.m. local time to 7 p.m. from April 10, 2022 through May 9, 2022.
Walk-ins are accepted at any Philippine Foreign Posts during this time. However, you must validate your information on-site to ensure that you are eligible to vote in the ongoing overseas absentee voting.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has released a video regarding the upcoming overseas elections. More information on voting from abroad may be found here.
Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Canada must vote in order to exercise their right and obligation as Filipino citizens.
All Filipinos, no matter where they are in the world, must educate themselves on what to do and anticipate on Election Day.
Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to vote. This should give everyone plenty of time to consider and deliberate on who they should vote for as the country’s next leader. Once they’ve made their decision, staff from the Philippine Foreign Posts in Canada will assist them in voting swiftly and efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
During election period, Filipino citizens must bring their original passports or mariners’ books to the polls. Residents of Canada with dual citizenship must also provide their ID card or certificate of authorization in order to vote.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in Canada?
The list of registered Filipino voters from Canada, as well as the list of Filipino seafarers, is available on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at Philippine Foreign Posts around the nation. Only registered Filipino voters will be able to vote in the 2022 elections.
How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?
The Commission on Elections deactivated the records of voters who did not vote in at least two elections (COMELEC).
When can applicants collect their Voter’s ID?
The Commission on Elections has paused the distribution and fabrication of voter identity cards across the country due to the implementation of Republic Act 11055, or the National ID System.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is working hard to implement the National ID system in the country. It is slated for implementation in all foreign service occupations by 2022.
Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?
Filipinos in Canada are encouraged to follow the Philippine Foreign Post’s social media platforms to stay up to date on election updates.
The Philippine Foreign Post in Canada strives to make overseas voting as straightforward and convenient for all Filipinos living in the nation as possible. As a result, they advise Filipinos around the country to double-check the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before voting at the Philippine Foreign Post starting April 10.
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