Number of overseas Filipino voters for 2019 elections reaches 1.6 million

  • According to DFA, the number of Filipinos abroad who will be voting overseas for the 2019 national elections has already reached 1,600,746
  • The number is also expected to increase and even reach 1.9 million, because of the present rate of overseas voters’ registration

The number of Filipinos abroad who will be voting overseas for the 2019 national elections has already reached 1,600,746, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

The DFA-Overseas Voting Secretariat announced on Tuesday that the number has surpassed the previous record of 1,376,067 in 2016 national elections when President Rodrigo Duterte won.

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“Sa mga kababayan natin abroad, huwag niyo pong kalimutang magparehistro para sa overseas voting. Pantay-pantay ang karapatan natin: lahat tayo ay may isang boto at tayo ang pumipili ng mga namumuno,” said Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.

The number is also expected to increase and even reach 1.9 million, because of the present rate of overseas voters’ registration.

The following are the basic qualification for overseas voting:

  • At least 18 years old on May 13, 2019
  • Expected to be abroad from April 13 to May 13, 2019
  • Not disqualified according to the law

Filipinos abroad may register as an overseas voter at any Philippine embassy or foreign service post.

For more information, visit www.dfa-oavs.gov.ph or www.comelec.gov.ph.

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