With the overseas voting for the Philippine National Elections 2022 taking place between April 10 and May 9, 2022, Filipinos living in New Zealand may vote quickly and safely by comparing their names to the list of certified overseas voters at their local Philippine Embassy. Keeping this in mind, it is vital that registered overseas Filipino voters understand the procedures and conditions for participating in future elections in their respective countries.
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However, keep in mind that this may differ from one place to another, so make sure you observe the foreign post’s respective guidelines. Overseas voters in New Zealand are encouraged to double-check their information on the website of the Philippine Embassy 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 abroad voting experience in New Zealand.
- Voting Guidelines in New Zealand for the 2022 Philippine Elections
- Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in New Zealand
- Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in New Zealand
- Video: HALINA’T BUMOTO!
- Frequently Asked Questions
- CONTACT INFORMATION
Voting Guidelines in New Zealand for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipinos who are registered to vote in New Zealand may now do so in a safe and straightforward manner. Once their name has been recognized on the country’s list of certified abroad voters, they must vote in person at the Philippine Embassy 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 moment for overseas Filipino employees and New Zealand citizens 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 New Zealand
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in New Zealand here.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
At this point, you should know who to vote for, including the candidates’ job histories and political backgrounds, as well as their positions on subjects such as employment, health, foreign workers, and immigration, to name a few.
Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
This will make vote review and counting 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 act as proof that you have already voted when you exit the Philippine Foreign Post. That’s it! You may now leave the poll and go home, work, spend the day with your friends, or take some time off.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in New Zealand
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 Foreign Posts. However, in order to vote in the ongoing overseas absentee voting, you must authenticate your details on-site.
Video: HALINA’T BUMOTO!
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has released a video about the upcoming overseas elections. More information about voting from outside the Philippines is available here.
Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in New Zealand must vote in order to exercise their right and obligations as Filipino citizens. That being said, 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 ample time to consider and contemplate who should be elected as the country’s future leader. Once they’ve made their decision, personnel from the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand 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?
Overseas Filipinos have till the end of the month to vote. This should give everyone ample time to consider and contemplate on who should be elected as the country’s future leader. Once they’ve made their decision, personnel from the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand will assist them in voting promptly and efficiently.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in New Zealand?
The list of registered Filipino voters in New Zealand, as well as the list of Filipino seafarers, may be accessed on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at any of the country’s Philippine Foreign Posts. 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 New Zealand are advised to monitor the Philippine Embassy’s social media outlets for election updates.
The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand strives to make overseas voting as straightforward and accessible to all Filipinos living in the nation as possible. As a result, they ask Filipinos around the country to double-check the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before voting at the Philippine Foreign Post beginning April 10.
With the information presented in this guide, the hope is for all overseas Filipinos, wherever they may be on the globe, to enjoy hassle-free elections this year. And just to remind everyone, the overseas absentee voting takes place earlier than the national elections in the homeland so be sure to let others know of all the important information, such as that presented in this guide by sharing this post with your friends, co-workers, and family members in New Zealand.
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