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OFWs who registered for the May 2010 elections are encouraged to VOTE

To All GFNers:

As Lead Harvesters, please encourage and urge Overseas Filipinos who registered for the May 2010 elections to VOTE.

There are three modes of voting : personal, via mail or postal vote and automated. Comelec will print ballots for the 589,830 OAV registered voters. The Committee on Overseas Absentee Voters (COAV) in consultation with DFA-OAV determines the countries where voting shall be done by any specific mode taking into consideration the minimum ctiteria enumerated by the Overseas Absentee Voters Act of 2003.

Of the said number, 138,113 are postal voters while the 451,717 registered voters will have to vote personally at the embassy or consulate offices in the countries they are working. They must present a valid passport or identification with name, signature, and photograph to the special board of election inspectors (SBEIs). In the absence of identification documents, a voter may be identified through oath by an SBEI member. If a voter fails to prove his identity, he would not be allowed to vote. They have identified 49 foreign posts for voting by mail and about 40 foreign posts for personal votes. A foreign post includes consulates and embassies.

Polls in Singapore and Hong Kong may be automated based on the number of voters. Singapore has 31,851 voters while Hong Kong has 95,355. Combined, they make up 20 percent of the total number of overseas voters.

The consulates for a number of Middle East and Africa countries opted for personal appearance as a mode of voting. The consular posts are: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, Doha, Oman, Riyadh, Manamam Muscat, Nairobi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tripoli.

Efforts were made by COAV to combine both postal voting and personal voting for Middle East and Africa posts, but upon consultation with the DFA-OAV, they decided enbanc one mode only i.e PERSONAL VOTING.

The May 10, 2010 elections defines the future of the country. To vote is a right and obligation. Let’s harness the power and energy of Global Filipinos in building a nation of good governance.

CONNIE GOMEZ VALDES
Deputy Executive Director
GLOBAL FILIPINO NATION
Contact Nos: +632 7261697 / +639175281323

Off. Address: 2240 Chino Roces Bgy Bangkal
Makati City Metro Manila
Philippines

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  1. avatar judy jover says

    Who do you think will be the next Philippine President? Noynoy Aquino or Villar?

  2. avatar owiend says

    well, i think it will be noynoy aquino! though i would very much like dick gordon to win the presidential election. i just don’t see that he has a chance. it is a pity!

  3. avatar dianna says

    i say,it will be manny villar coz he came from poverty . rose from nothing . all he did is hard work and reached the hight of where he’s at now and he deserved it . why pilipino will vote noynoy he is yet another spoild brat,whom hes gonna help are those rich people like his family to keep their treasure bountiful.his mother did nothing during her presidency only to promote the democracy and nothing else.