Overseas Filipinos were only given the privilege of voting overseas starting 2004 by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). With over 1.4 million registered overseas Filipino voters for the 2016 Presidential elections, according to the Comelec, it can truly make an impact on the results of the upcoming elections.
Below is the breakdown of the count of total registered voters per area, country and territory under jurisdiction as of January 12, 2016:
When will the Overseas Elections be held?
The overseas election period will be on April 9 to May 9, 2016. Overseas Filipinos will be able to vote for President, Vice-President, 12 Senators, and Party-List Representatives.
Automated Election System Modified Postal Voting in San Francisco
In San Francisco, the Comelec announced the adoption of the Automated Election System Modified Postal Voting. Duly registered overseas voters of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco should register by personally visiting the Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG) or sending the request via fax (fax: +1-415-421-2641), e-mail (email@example.com) or calling telephone number +1-415-333-6666 ext. 888 attn: Mr. Michael Angeles / Ms. Shiela De Jesus Tabo before April 22, 2016. Once registered in this scheme, voters will be receiving their ballots through mail.
Who are we voting for this 2016 Elections?
This May 2016, less than 2 months to go, Filipinos in the Philippines and all over the world will be putting a new president, a vice-president, 12 senators, congressmen and party-list representatives in position. It is another chance for us to elect government officials that we believe will be able to help our country soar to greater heights.
Here are your options for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential seats. There are 5 candidates running for president and these are (in alphabetical order): Jejomar Binay, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, and Mar Roxas. For Vice President, the candidates are (in alphabetical order): Alan Peter Cayetano, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Bong Bong Marcos, Leni Robredo and Antonio Trillanes.
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