With the overseas voting for the Philippine National Elections 2022 scheduled to take place between April 10 and May 9, 2022, Filipinos living in South Korea can vote promptly and safely by matching their names to the list of certified overseas voters at the Philippine Embassy. Keeping this in mind, registered overseas Filipino voters must be aware of the processes and criteria for voting in future elections in their respective countries.
However, bear in mind that this may vary per location, so make sure you follow the guidelines of each. Before engaging in the overseas voting procedure, overseas voters in South Korea are advised to double-check their information on the Philippine Embassy’s website.
To begin, refer to the rest of this guide to learn more about the step-by-step process for a smooth and trouble-free overseas voting experience in South Korea.
Voting Guidelines in South Korea for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipinos who have registered to vote in South Korea may now do so in a secure and simple manner. They must vote in person at the Philippine Embassy between April 10 and May 9 if their name is on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV).
Of course, no one likes waiting in line or having their plans disrupted on any given day. Nonetheless, this is an excellent time for abroad Filipino employees and South Korean nationals 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 South Korea
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in South Korea here.
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 improve the efficiency of vote evaluation and counting. Also, be certain that you have filled out all relevant portions of the ballot so that you do not forget to vote for anyone.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
When you leave the Philippine Embassy, this will serve as proof that you have previously voted. That’s it! You are now free to leave the poll and go home, work, spend the day with your friends, or take a day off.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in South Korea
Voting for the overseas elections begins from 8 a.m. (local time) to 1 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.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has made a film regarding the impending abroad elections available. More information about voting from outside the Philippines may be found here.
To fulfill their right and responsibilities as Filipino citizens, every OFW and Filipino immigrant in South Korea must vote. That being stated, all Filipinos, regardless of where they are in the globe, must educate themselves on what to expect and do on Election Day.
Overseas Filipinos have an entire 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 South Korea 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?
You must bring a copy of your original passport, an Alien Registration Card, or a Seafarers’ Book (for seafarrers) to vote. Dual citizens must also bring their Identification Certificate/Order of Approval with them. It is not necessary to have a Voters ID to vote.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in South Korea?
The list of registered Filipino voters in South Korea, as well as the list of Filipino seafarers, may be found on the website of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) or at any of the country’s Philippine Foreign Posts. 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 South Korea are advised to monitor the Philippine Embassy’s social media outlets for election updates.
The Philippine Embassy in South Korea works hard to make overseas voting as simple and accessible as possible for all Filipinos living in the country. As a result, they are requesting that Filipinos around the nation double-check the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before voting at the Philippine Foreign Post commencing 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 South Korea.
With the information provided in this article, our hope is that all Filipinos abroad, wherever they may be in the world, would have trouble-free elections this year. And, as a reminder, overseas absentee voting occurs A MONTH BEFORE the national elections in the home country, so be sure to share this message with your friends, coworkers, and family members in South Korea.
Embassy of the Philippines in Seoul, South Korea
ADDRESS: 34-44 Jin Song Bldg Itaewon I-dong Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-863, South Korea
PHONE LOCAL: (02) 796.7387
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