The overseas absentee voting for the Philippine national elections will take place from April 10 to May 9, 2022. That said, Filipinos living in Kuwait can vote in the next elections in a timely and secure way by validating their identification at the Philippine Embassy against a list of certified overseas voters. As a result, it is vital that registered Filipinos living overseas understand the processes and conditions for voting in their respective countries during the next elections.
However, keep in mind that this may differ from one location to the next, so make sure you follow the relevant legislation particular to your nation. Abroad voters in Kuwait can double-check their details on the Philippine Embassy’s website before beginning the overseas voting procedure. To begin, you may follow this guide to learn about the step-by-step process for a trouble-free overseas voting experience from Kuwait.
Voting Guidelines in Kuwait for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipino citizens in Kuwait may now vote safely and on schedule. Following the certification of their name on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV), the next step is to schedule a visit to the Philippine foreign post for the overseas voting procedure, which will take place across a month – from April 10 to May 9.
Of course, no one enjoys having to wait in line or having their plans disturbed on any given day. However, it is recommended for overseas Filipino employees and residents in Kuwait to prepare for the overseas voting session ahead of time. Here’s how to get started.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Kuwait
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Kuwait here.
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait compiled a list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) 120 days before the election. The names of registered voters should be included on the list. Those who do not comply will be barred from voting in the forthcoming elections.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
You should know who to vote for at this stage based on the candidates’ professional and political histories, as well as their stances on subjects such as employment, health care, foreign workers, and immigrants, to mention a few.
Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
You should know who to vote for at this stage based on the candidates’ professional and political histories, as well as their stances on problems such as employment, health, foreign workers, and immigrants, to mention a few.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
This will serve as proof that you voted in the last voting session before leaving the Embassy. That’s it! You are now free to exit the poll and go home, work, spend the day with your friends, or relax in privacy.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Kuwait
Voting for the overseas elections begins at 8 a.m. local time to 7 p.m. (Philippine time) from April 10, 2022 through May 9, 2022.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Embassy during this period. 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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Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Kuwait must vote overseas in order to fulfill their right and responsibility 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 provide ample of time for people to consider and investigate who they should vote for as the country’s future leader. Once they’ve made their decision, personnel from the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait will assist them in voting accurately and consistently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
During the election season, Filipino citizens must bring original passports or seafarers’ books to the polls. Residents with dual citizenship must also produce their ID card or authorization documents in order to vote.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in Kuwait?
The list of Filipino voters and seafarers in Kuwait may be accessed on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. Only registered Filipino voters will be able to vote in the 2022 elections.
How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?
The records of voters who did not vote in at least two elections were deactivated by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
When can applicants collect their Voter ID?
Due to the implementation of Republic Act 11055, or the National ID System, the Commission on Elections has halted the distribution and production of voter identification cards across the country.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is actively putting the National ID system in place in the country. It is scheduled to be implemented in all foreign service jobs by 2022.
Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?
Filipinos in Kuwait are encouraged to follow the Philippine Embassy’s various social media sites to stay up to speed on election news.
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait makes every effort to make the overseas voting procedure as easy and convenient for all Filipinos living in the nation as feasible. As a result, they encourage Filipinos in the country to double-check the list of overseas voters (CLOV) before traveling to the Embassy on April 10 to vote.
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