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Rappler's latest stories on OAV


Overseas absentee voting: Duterte, Marcos win

May 14, 2016 - 11:24 PM

In the tight vice presidential race the difference between the overseas votes of Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Leni Robredo is around 86 700

Overseas voter turnout highest in a decade

May 14, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says 432 706 overseas Filipinos voted during the OAV from April 9 to May 9

OVERSEAS VOTING. A migrant Filipino joins the overseas absentee voting held in Ottawa, Canada, to elect the Philippines' next president and other national leaders. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

Robredo vs Marcos, overseas votes, Mossack Fonseca | 12PM wRap

May 12, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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9 overseas voters face probe over ballot selfies

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Anyone found guilty of taking selfies with a ballot on election day can spend up to 6 years in jail

10% of machines in overseas absentee voting 'defective'

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Comelec presses Smartmatic on why 13 out of 130 vote counting machines have malfunctioned during overseas absentee voting

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016, have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Record-breaking: 200,000 overseas Filipinos vote

Apr 28, 2016 - 2:17 PM

This surpasses the voter turnout in the same period in 2010 and 2013 Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says Target figure is 40 50 by end of voting period

OVERSEAS VOTING. A migrant Filipino joins the overseas absentee voting held in Ottawa, Canada, to elect the Philippines' next president and other national leaders. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

What you need to know about overseas absentee voters

Apr 09, 2016 - 12:40 PM

There are at least 1 3 million registered overseas Filipino voters for the 2016 polls but voter turnout has not been high

Filipinos living overseas prepare to cast their vote at a polling center in Dubai on April 12, 2010. Nine million Filipinos live outside the Philippines with many working as maids, nurses, construction workers and sailors and the 590,000 registered voters can cast their votes until May 10. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

Free shuttle services available for OFW voters in HK

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

OFWs know the pick up dates and locations in Hong Kong

LITTLE PHiLIPPINES, The Sunday gahterings of Filipinos in the public spaces of Hong Kong Central has turned the place into a city within a city. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

1.38 million overseas voters in 2016 – Comelec

Jan 17, 2016 - 12:47 AM

Meanwhile 30 overseas posts will adopt the automated mode of voting in 2016 says the poll body

OVERSEAS VOTERS. In this file photo, the Philippine embassy in Saudi Arabia conduct a mobile overseas voter's registration in Al Khobar. Photo from the Philippine Embassy - Riyadh website

Extend overseas voter registration deadline to Jan 2016 – OFW group

Oct 15, 2015 - 11:53 AM

OFW group Migrante says its chapters will write the Commission on Elections and Philippine diplomatic posts to consider the request

Lea Salonga registers as overseas PH voter in New York

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:29 PM

Filipina Broadway star Lea Salonga will cast her vote for the Philippines next set of leaders in New York where she will play the lead in a Broadway musical

OVERSEAS VOTER. Lea Salonga files her OV application at the Philippine Consulate General New York on 13. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Consulate General in New York

Conversations: Why don't OFWs vote?

Aug 23, 2015 - 1:06 AM

Filipinos abroad talk about the reasons why most OFWs don t vote

Over 600,000 new overseas voters registered – DFA

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Despite the historically low turnout of overseas voters the Department of Foreign Affairs is aggressively aiming to increase the number of voters registered

REGISTER TO VOTE. PH embassy and Tambayan Pinoy Swiss (TPS) encourages Filipinos in Switzerland to vote in the 2016 elections. Screenshot from the PH embassy in Switzerland's Facebook page

How do we encourage OFWs to vote?

Aug 20, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Join our simultaneous Facebook and Twitter PHVote conversation on August 21 at 8 pm Manila time

Comelec launches online voters' registration for 2016 polls

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:32 PM

The poll body rolls out its iRehistro project in all Comelec offices in Metro Manila It will be tested in Madrid Spain starting November 3 for overseas voters

Comelec opens voter registration center for OFWs

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED Before they embark on their journeys abroad overseas absentee voters may now register in the Philippines for the 2016 polls

OFW REGISTRATION. An overseas worker has her picture taken at the Comelec Overseas Voter Registration Center in OWWA-Intramuros in Manila, as Vice President Jejomar Binay and Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr look on. Joel Leporada/Rappler

DBM won't restore OAV fund; Comelec to tap savings

Sep 30, 2014 - 6:45 AM

The budget department announces this weeks after a congressman criticized it for being detached and overseas Filipinos started an online petition to have the P90M restored

OFWs launch online drive to restore overseas voting fund

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:41 PM

The Department of Budget and Management has taken out of the election commission s proposed 2015 budget the P89 6 million for overseas voting preparations

VOTER'S REGISTRATION. Overseas absentee voters register for the 2016 elections at the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Photo by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh

'Detached' DBM hit for slashing overseas voting funds

Sep 04, 2014 - 6:32 PM

Akbayan s Walden Bello pushes for the return of P89 6M in the Commission on Elections proposed budget saying a higher overseas poll turnout is a congressional priority

OVERSEAS VOTING. Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello pushes for the return of P89.6 million in Comelec's budget for overseas voting.

Comelec to try touchscreen voting in 2016 polls

Sep 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Direct recording electronic machines will be used in select metropolitan areas to test if they can be used widely in succeeding elections PCOS machines however will remain the primary technology in 2016

PH posts in Switzerland push overseas voting registration

Jun 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine embassy in Berne and the Philippine consulate in Geneva team up with an online channel to encourage overseas absentee voters to register for the 2016 elections

PH embassy urges US Filipinos to register for 2016 elections

May 22, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The registration period for overseas voters is from May 6 2014 until October 2015

Filipino voters in Saudi Arabia register for 2016 polls

May 09, 2014 - 2:47 PM

As in Saudi Arabia overseas absentee voters in other countries have until October 31 2015 to register with Philippine embassies

VOTER'S REGISTRATION. Overseas absentee voters register for the 2016 elections at the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Photo by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh

Overseas in 2016? Vote abroad, says Comelec

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:14 PM

The Comelec is encouraging voters will be abroad during the 2016 elections to register as overseas absentee voters

List: Laws that Comelec wants amended, enacted for 2016

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:15 AM

From changing the canvassing system to legislating an election money ban here are Comelec s proposals to Congress in preparation for the 2016 elections

OAVs flock to polling centers abroad

May 13, 2013 - 7:34 AM

Overseas absentee voters vote early in polling centers abroad

Fil-Ams urged to beat absentee voting deadline

May 11, 2013 - 3:46 AM

The Philippine embassy in Washington reminds Filipinos in the area that overseas voting ends on Monday May 13

2 overseas groups pick bets with integrity, competence

May 07, 2013 - 6:23 PM

US based Filipino groups endorse their senatorial candidates

US Pinoys for GOod Governance and the Global Filipino Diaspora Council endorse their candidates

Voting in Jeddah postponed anew

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:36 PM

Comelec will make up for lost time by adding an hour or two to the voting hours every day

Comelec expects 60% turnout in overseas voting

Apr 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The expected turnout is high compared to 25 percent in 2010 but Comelec is banking on the expanded and modified postal voting made available this year

PH unlikely to cancel absentee polls in S Korea

Apr 09, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Up to 5 800 Filipinos in tension filled South Korea are eligible to vote starting April 13

New method for overseas voting introduced

Apr 05, 2013 - 6:52 PM

The modified postal mode will be used in 14 posts this year

Where the overseas voters are

Apr 02, 2013 - 7:32 PM

Hong Kong remains the post with the highest number of Filipino voters The others on the vote rich list are mostly in the Middle East

Jan 4 is new crucial date for party-list groups

Dec 11, 2012 - 8:35 PM

Comelec moves the date of the raffle of partylist ballot slots to January 4

Comelec, I’m a double registrant

Nov 04, 2012 - 5:45 AM

What if there are other overseas voters like me whose registrations back home are still active?