overseas voting - updates

Rappler's latest stories on overseas voting


FALSE: Overseas voting in Singapore is still ‘old-style ballot box’

May 13, 2019 - 12:06 PM

There are VCMs deployed in Singapore, but only Comelec-designated officials are allowed to feed ballots into the counting machines

1,000 Filipinos vote in Dubai on 1st day of overseas voting

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:55 PM

'It's very promising,' says Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes

OVERSEAS VOTING. Overseas Filipino workers in Dubai cast their votes in the Philippines' 2019 elections. Photos courtesy of The Filipino Times

Filipino voters in UAE start casting their ballots

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'As overseas Filipinos, your vote is significant and important because this would have an impact on you and your families back home,' says Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana

OVERSEAS VOTING. Registered Filipino voters in Dubai start casting their ballots for the 2019 elections. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

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

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

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

OFWs can campaign outside embassies – Comelec

Apr 21, 2016 - 9:36 AM

The Comelec says it cannot ban campaigning outside Philippine embassies because that’s already beyond Philippine territory

CAMPAIGN RULES. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says the poll body can't ban campaigning overseas except in Philippine embassies in host countries. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/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

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Comelec seeks P300M more for overseas voting

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The amount will be used for the mobile voting activities where election officers will bring the voting machines to strategic locations nearer to the OFWs

Ambassador Lucenario: The Robredo of foreign service

May 24, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Through his efforts the total number of potential overseas voters in Hong Kong rose to 87 000 a number that has yet to be surpassed by any post to this day

Comelec suspends overseas voters' registration in 'hotspots'

Aug 05, 2014 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED The Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday recommended the immediate suspension of voters registration in Libya Syria Iraq Ukraine and the Gaza Strip for security reasons

STRIFE-TORN COUNTRY. Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot near the airport in Tripoli, Libya on July 28, 2014, after it was hit by a rocket fire. Photo by EPA/STR

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

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

A sleepy Philippine vote count in New York

May 14, 2013 - 2:22 AM

Half a world away from the often charged atmosphere of a Philippine election the vote counting here is blessedly stress free even downright sleepy

OVERSEAS VOTING. Deputy Consul General Tess de Vega (standing) helps prepare the ballots for counting at the Philippine Consulate. Photo by Rene Pastor