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Eliza Lucido of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office was the first Filipino who registered for overseas voting at the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy on Dec. 1, 2016.


WASHINGTON — In relation to the resumption of the Continuing Registration and Certification for Overseas Voting for the May 2019 elections, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. started accepting applications for registration and certification for overseas voting on Dec. 1, 2016.

“I encourage all Filipinos in the United States who are not yet registered overseas voters to avail themselves of this opportunity to be part of the electoral process,” said Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim of the Philippine Embassy.

“Our votes and our voices as Filipinos living abroad count. Let us not pass on the chance to be involved and be partners for change,” Chuasoto added.

To register, all applicants must personally appear at the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy for biometrics capturing and bring the following requirements:

1) Photocopy of valid passport or if dual citizen,

2) copy of oath of allegiance or proof of Philippine citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration; or for seamen,

3) copy of seaman’s book.

Eliza Lucido of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) was the first to register on Dec. 1, 2016.

On its second day of implementation, a total of seventeen (17) Filipinos applied for registration.

The continuing registration for overseas voting will run for two years.

The 30-day voting period will commence on April 13, 2019 until May 13, 2019 (Philippine time) at the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy at 1617 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

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