Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega (left) welcomes registrants on the first day of Continuing OAV Registration at the Consulate, while Consular Assistant Renie Tomas takes their biometric information.
The Philippine Consulate General in New York recently welcomed the first batch of registrants for overseas absentee voting at the Consulate General premises.
The resumption of overseas absentee voting registration starts the month of December 2016 and continues up to Oct. 31, 2018.
Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega joined several overseas Filipinos in being among the first to avail of the resumption of registration at the Consulate.
The consul general invited other qualified Filipinos to register as overseas absentee voters and to enable them to exercise their right of suffrage in forthcoming Philippine national elections.
Under Republic Act No. 9189 (Overseas Absentee Voting Act) 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 May 13, 2019, and who are registered overseas absentee voters, may vote for Senators and Party-List representatives.
All qualified Filipino citizens who are not registered overseas voters may file their applications for registration at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate or other registration centers duly authorized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
To register, all applicants must personally appear at the Philippine Consulate General in New York at 556 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 for biometrics capturing and bring the following requirements:
(1) photocopy of valid Philippine passport or if a dual citizen,
(2) copy of the oath of allegiance or proof of Philippine citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration; or for seamen,
(3) copy of seaman’s book.
Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega registers for her transfer of voting record from the Philippines to New York.