Filipinos residing abroad can vote in the Philippine national elections from their host countries between April 10 and May 9, 2022. Having said that, Filipinos residing in Qatar can vote in the next elections in a timely and secure way by validating their identity against the Philippine Embassy’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV). As a result, it is vital that registered Filipinos residing abroad 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 guidelines in your respective country. Overseas voters in Qatar should 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 abroad voting experience from Qatar.
Voting Guidelines in Qatar for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipinos in Qatar may now vote quickly and securely. Following the validation 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 over 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. It is preferable, however, for overseas Filipino employees and Qatar residents to plan for the overseas voting session. Here’s how to get started.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Qatar
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Qatar here.
The list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) has been issued by the Philippine Embassy in Qatar 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 upcoming 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 matters such as employment, health care, overseas employment, and immigration, 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 elections before leaving the Embassy. That’s it! You may now leave the poll and go home, work, spend the day with your friends, or rest in private.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Qatar
The voting period for the overseas elections is from 8 a.m. local time to 7 p.m. Philippine time from April 10, 2022 to 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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The DFA has made a video about the national elections available. More details about the overseas voting process may be found here.
Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Qatar 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 can vote till the end of the month. This should give people plenty of time to think about and research who they should vote for as the country’s next leader. Once they’ve decided, staff from the Philippine Embassy in Qatar will help them in voting correctly 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 carry their 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 Qatar?
The list of Filipino voters and seafarers in Qatar is available on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at the Philippine Embassy in Qatar. 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 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 Qatar are encouraged to follow the Philippine Embassy’s various social media sites to stay up to speed on election developments.
The Philippine Embassy in Qatar attempts to make the overseas voting process as simple and convenient as possible for all Filipinos living in the country. As a result, they advise Filipinos living in the country to double-check the list of overseas voters (CLOV) before going to the Embassy to vote on April 10.
With the information presented in this article, it is expected that overseas Filipinos, wherever they may be in the globe, would have trouble-free elections this year. Also, bear in mind that overseas absentee voting takes place prior to national elections in the home country, so please share this information with any friends, coworkers, or family members who may require it.
Embassy of Philippines in Doha
ADDRESS: St. No. 860, Zone 68 Jelaiah Area Doha, Qatar
POSTAL PO Box 24900
PHONE LOCAL: 4483.1585
FAX LOCAL: 4483.1595
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