The 2022 Philippine National Elections will happen between the 10th of April and the 9th of May, 2022. Having said that, Filipinos residing in Canada can vote promptly and safely in the upcoming elections by checking their names on the list of certified overseas voters at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate-General office.
It should be noted that Canada has one of the world’s largest landmasses. As a result, you must ensure that you know where your respective Philippine foreign post is before you visit for the overseas absentee voting. That being stated, registered overseas Filipinos must be aware of the processes and conditions for overseas absentee voting in their host countries.
However, keep in mind that this may differ from one place to another, so make sure you adhere to the unique regulations of each foreign post. Before starting with the overseas voting procedure, overseas voters in Canada are recommended to double-check their information on the Philippine Foreign Post’s website.
To begin, use this guide to learn the step-by-step procedure for a seamless and trouble-free overseas voting experience in the region.
Voting Guidelines in Canada for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipinos who are registered voters in Canada may now vote fast and securely. After validating their name on the country’s registry of certified overseas voters (CLOV), the next step is to organize an overseas voting procedure at the Philippine foreign post between April 10 and May 9 (one month).
Of course, no one enjoys spending a lengthy time in line or having their plans disturbed on any given day. Having said that, it is best for abroad Filipino employees and Canadian citizens to plan for the overseas voting session. Here’s how to get started.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Canada
Here’s the procedure for Filipinos on how they can cast their vote at the Philippine Consulate or Philippine Embassy in Canada:
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Canada here.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
At this stage, you should know who to vote for, including the candidates’ working histories and political backgrounds, as well as their ideas on employment, health, foreign workers and immigration, to mention a few.
Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
This will allow for a timelier evaluation and recording of the votes. Also, make sure you’ve darkened all relevant portions of the ballot so you don’t miss any names for whom you wish to vote.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
When you leave the embassy, this will serve as proof that you voted earlier. That’s it! You may now exit the poll to go home, to work, enjoy the day with your friends, or relax by yourself.
This will serve as proof that you voted earlier when you depart the Philippine foreign post. That’s it! You may now leave the poll to go home, to work, spend the day with your friends, or unwind alone.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Canada
Voting for the overseas elections begins at 8 a.m. 7 p.m. local time From April 10, 2022, through May 9, 2022, Philippine time.
Walk-ins are welcome at the foreign office during this time. However, you must validate your information on-site to ensure that you are eligible to vote in the ongoing overseas absentee voting.
Video: HALINA’T BUMOTO!
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has published a video about the upcoming overseas elections. More information on this process may be found here.
Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Canada must vote overseas in order to fulfill their right and commitment to the country as Filipino citizens.
No matter where they are in the globe, all Filipinos must educate themselves on what to do and expect on election day.
Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to vote in this election. This should give voters enough time to plan and research who they should vote for as the country’s future leader. Following their decision, staff from the Philippine Embassy in Canada will work with them to ensure they vote accurately and consistently.
Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to vote for this election. This should allow people plenty of time to think about and research who they should vote for as the country’s next leader, given the various debates and interviews happening before Election day. Once you’ve decided, personnel from the Philippine foreign posts in Canada will work with them to guarantee that they vote correctly and consistently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
During the voting season, Filipino citizens are required to bring their original passports or mariners’ books to the polls. Residents having dual citizenship must additionally show their ID card or authorization papers to vote.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in Canada?
The list of voters based in Saudi, as well as Filipino seafarers, may be found on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at the Philippine foreign posts in Canada. Only registered Filipino voters will be eligible to vote in the 2022 elections.
The list of Pinoy voters in Canada, as well as Filipino seafarers, is available on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) online or at the Philippine foreign posts in Canada. In the 2022 elections, only registered Filipino voters will be able to vote.
How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?
The records of voters who did not vote in at least two elections were deactivated by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
When can applicants collect their Voter’s ID?
Due to the implementation of Republic Act 11055, or the National ID System, the Commission on Elections has halted the distribution and production of voter identification cards across the country.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is actively putting the National ID system in place in the country. It is scheduled to be implemented in all foreign service posts by 2022.
Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?
Filipinos in Canada are encouraged to stay up to current on election news by following the Philippine Foreign Post on different social media sites.
The Philippine Missions in Canada strive to make the overseas voting procedure as easy and convenient for all Filipinos living in the nation as possible. As a result, as early as now, they advise Filipinos in the country to check their details against the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before heading to the embassy or consulate to vote starting April 10.
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