With overseas voting for the Philippine National Elections 2022 taking place between April 10 and May 9, 2022, Filipinos residing in Macau can vote quickly and safely by comparing their names to the list of certified overseas voters at the Philippine Consulate-General office. Keeping this in mind, it is vital that registered overseas Filipino voters understand the procedures and conditions for participating in the coming elections in their respective countries.
Remember though that the voting guidelines may differ from one place to another, so it’s important to check with the assigned foreign post before proceeding.
That said, overseas voters in Macau are encouraged to double-check their information on the website of the Philippine Consulate-General before participating in the overseas voting procedure. To begin, use this guide to learn more about the step-by-step procedure for a seamless and trouble-free overseas voting experience from Macau.
Voting Guidelines in Macau for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipinos who are registered to vote in Macau may now participate in the elections in a safe and straightforward manner. Once their name has been recognized on the country’s list of certified overseas voters, they must vote in person at the Philippine Consulate-General between April 10 and May 9. (CLOV).
Of course, no one enjoys having to wait in line or having their plans disturbed on any given day. Nonetheless, this is a good opportunity for overseas Filipino workers and Macau residents to mark their calendars for the overseas voting session. Here’s how to get started.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Macau
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Macau here.
This is the first step to knowing whether you are qualified to vote in the coming elections. Registered Filipino voters should find all the relevant information they need to cast their votes. Otherwise, you should register after the election period so that you can join in the next one. As everything is recorded digitally nowadays, checking for your information should only take a few clicks. After which, you can move on to the next step. Do note that only those whose records are reflected on the CLOV will be acknowledged by the Philippine Embassy to participate in the voting session.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
You should know who to vote for at this time, including the candidates’ career histories and political backgrounds, as well as their stances on issues such as 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 ensure that the vote review and counting are more efficient. Also, make sure you have completed all relevant sections of the ballot so you don’t neglect to vote for anyone.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
This will serve as proof that you have already voted when you exit the Philippine Consulate-General. That’s it! You may now leave the poll and go home, work, spend the day with your friends, or rest alone.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Macau
Voting for the overseas elections begins from 8 a.m. (local time) to 7 p.m. (Philippine Time), from April 10, 2022 through May 9, 2022.
During this period, walk-ins are welcomed at all Philippine Consulate-General. However, in order to vote in the ongoing overseas absentee voting, you must authenticate your details on-site.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has released a video about the upcoming foreign elections. More information about voting from outside the Philippines is available here.
Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Macau must vote in order to exercise their right and obligations 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 till the end of the month to vote. This should give everyone ample time to consider and contemplate who should be elected as the country’s future leader. Once they’ve made their decision, representatives from the Philippine Consulate-General in Macau will assist them in voting promptly and efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
Filipino citizens are required to bring their original passports or mariners’ books to the polls during the election period. To vote, Macau residents having dual citizenship must also provide their ID card or authorization document.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in Macau?
The list of registered Filipino voters in Macau, as well as the list of Filipino seafarers, may be found on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at Philippine Consulate-General. In the 2022 elections, only registered Filipino voters will be eligible to vote.
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 Macau are advised to monitor the Philippine Consulate-General’s social media outlets for election updates.
The Philippine Consulate-General in Macau attempts to make overseas voting as simple and accessible as possible for all Filipinos living in the country. As a result, they advise Filipinos around the nation to double-check the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before casting their ballots at the Philippine Consulate-General beginning April 10.
Consulate-General of Philippines in Macau
ADDRESS: Units 1404-1406, 14th Floor, AIA Tower, 251A-301 Avenida Comercial de Macau, Macau
Office Hours: SUNDAY-THURSDAY (except holidays)
*Processing cut-off time until 4:00pm only
PHONE LOCAL: 2875.7111
FAX LOCAL: 2875.7223
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WEB SITE: https://macaupcg.dfa.gov.ph/
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