I spoke with some kabayan on the basketball court the other day. We talked about overseas voting registration. Surprise, surprise. Most have not registered to vote for the coming 2022 election!
Less than 100 days left for the Overseas Absentee Voters Registration. This is for the May 2022 national and local elections.
The registration runs only until September 31 for Filipino citizens in Singapore.
This is in Singapore, by the way, so there could be different processes for other countries considering the pandemic situation. Please contact your consulate for registration requirements.
The Commission on Elections would be using the Philippine embassy to get registrant appointments.
As far as I know, all you need to be is to be at least eighteen 18 years old and a holder of Philippine citizenship.
If you reside in Singapore, there is no reason not to register.
Applications for Registration
All Filipino citizens, at least eighteen (18) years of age are asked to go for registration.
Applications for registrations start at booking an appointment here.
In typical Filipino fashion, the websites lag. The kind of thing you’d expect from government-run sites. Just be patient.
All the steps are outlined here. This is the Philippine embassy (consulate) official website.
You go to the consulate website. Make an appointment.
Complete the iRehistro online form.
Download the pages along with the QR codes. You can print these as well.
Email the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, personally appear in the embassy.
That’s it. You’re ready to vote for the upcoming May 2022 national and local elections.
In 2016, Pinoy OFWs vote here in Singapore was overwhelming. I would like to think the vote made a difference.
What kind of government would you like to see after the present administration steps down?
You get to decide. Go vote again!