PH nationals, dual citizens urged to vote in May ‘22 PH nat’l elections
SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate is encouraging Filipinos and Filipino Americans with dual citizenship to vote during the overseas voting period for the 2022 Philippine national elections from 10 April 2022 to 9 May 2022 (4:00 a.m. Pacific Time/6 a.m. CST/7 a.m. EST).
The mode of voting is postal voting. The Consulate will send to registered overseas voters election packets that contain the official ballots upon receipt from the COMELEC in Manila. The accomplished ballot must be mailed back to the Consulate as soon as possible. Mailed ballots that are received after the close of the overseas voting period 4:00 a.m. Pacific Time/6 a.m. CST/7 a.m. EST will not be counted.
The Consulate in San Francisco has consular jurisdiction over Alaska, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Utah.
“I wish to encourage everyone who is eligible to vote in the upcoming Philippine national elections to exercise your right and duty to vote,” said Philippine Consul General in San Francisco Neil Frank Ferrer.
(The public is advised to check their names in the Certified List of Overseas Voters for the 2022 National Elections at https://pcgsanfrancisco.org/certified-list-of-overseas-voters-clov-2022/.)
The Consulate also reminds media practitioners, whether foreign or national media, who wish to report on the Philippine elections in May 2022, to apply for accreditation with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC)’s Education and Information Department online through the following link: https://bit.ly/2022NLEForeignMedia on or before the deadline for filing of applications on 11 March 2022.
Those who wish to observe and monitor the conduct of the May 2022 elections must also apply for accreditation with the COMELEC’s Education and Information Department online on or before the deadline for filing of applications on 11 March 2022 through the following links:
For foreign observers: https://bit.ly/2022NLEForeignObserver
For domestic observers: https://bit.ly/DomesticMonitorObserver
For further inquiries, please contact the Consulate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeline of Activities
|31 January 2022||Last Day to Constitute Members of the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) and Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG)
To be determined / pending
Sending of the election packets to registered overseas voters. The Consulate will facilitate the sending of the election packets upon receipt of the same from COMELEC in Manila.
|11 March 2022||Deadline for Filing of Applications for: (1) Mass Media Accreditation; and (2) Accreditation of Domestic and International Observers/Monitors for the May 9, 2022 Philippine National and Local Elections
|28 March to 04 April 2022||Period for Final Testing and Sealing of Vote Counting Machines (VCM)
|10 April 2022 (8:00AM, Pacific Time) to 9 May 2022 (3:00AM, Pacific Time)||Overseas Voting (OV) Period
|Every Mondays and Thursdays of the Overseas Voting Period (10 April to 9 May 2022) at 9:00AM
|Date and Time of Feeding the Ballots to the VCM
|9 May 2022, 3:00AM Pacific Time||End of the Overseas Voting Period
(all mailed ballots should be received before the end of the period so as not to be considered “Invalid Ballots”)