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08/05/2014: OVERSEAS VOTING REGISTRATION COMMENCES AT SF PCG

Opening day for Overseas Voting registrants  await their turn to submit duly accomplished forms and be assisted by consular staff in the capturing of their biomatrix  (fingerprint, pictures)  at the Overseas voting registration area at the Philippine Consulate General.

San Francisco, California –   The registration period for the Overseas Voting for the 2016 elections commenced today at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco.

As provided for by Republic Act. No. 9189, otherwise known as the “Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003” and as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not otherwise disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the elections and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for President, Vice-President, Senators and Party-List representatives at the 2016 elections.

During this period all qualified Filipino citizens not registered as voters under Republic Act. 8189 “The Voters Registration Act of 1996”, (the system of continuing registration) shall file an application for registration, while those who are already registered under the said Act shall file an application for certification.

Requests for transfer, reactivation of registration records may also be filed at the Philippine Consulate General during this period.

The registration period will be conducted from May 6, 2014 to October 31, 2015.

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco enjoins the members of the Filipino community under its jurisdiction to be involved, register and be part of this important national political process. For more  details and other inquiries, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco may be contacted at telephone number 415-43-6666 or  by email  vote@philippinessanfrancisco.org .