Filipinos living abroad are preparing to vote in their host countries with only a few days till the start of the overseas absentee voting for the Philippine national elections, which will take place from April 10 through May 9, 2022. Having said that, Filipinos living in Kuwait can vote in the upcoming elections in a timely and safe manner by authenticating their identity against the list of certified overseas voters at the Philippine Embassy.
Given this, it is critical that registered Filipinos living abroad understand the procedures and requirements for voting in their respective countries during the next elections.
Keep in mind, however, that this may vary from one place to the next, so make sure you adhere to the appropriate regulations specific to your country. Before starting with the overseas voting procedure, overseas voters in Kuwait can double-check their information on the Philippine Embassy’s website.
To begin, you may use this guide to learn about the step-by-step procedure for a smooth and trouble-free offshore voting experience from Kuwait.
- Voting Guidelines in Kuwait for the 2022 Philippine Elections
- Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Kuwait
- Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Kuwait
- Video: HALINA’T BUMOTO!
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Information
- Google Map Location
Voting Guidelines in Kuwait for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Filipino citizens in Kuwait may now vote in a secure and timely manner. Following the validation of their name on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV), the next step is to schedule a visit to the Philippine foreign post for the overseas voting procedure, which will take place over the course of a month – from April 10 to May 9.
Of course, no one appreciates waiting in line or having their plans disrupted on any given day. However, it is preferable for overseas Filipino employees and residents in Kuwait to organise ahead of time for overseas voting sessions. Here’s how to get started.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Kuwait
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Kuwait here.
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait produced a list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) 120 days before the voting period. The list should include the names of registered voters. Those who do not comply will be denied the right to vote in the upcoming elections.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
At this point, you should know who to vote for based on the candidates’ professional and political backgrounds, as well as their positions on issues such as employment, health care, foreign workers, and immigrants, to name a few.
Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
At this point, you should know who to vote for based on the candidates’ professional and political backgrounds, as well as their positions on issues such as employment, health, foreign workers, and immigrants, to name a few.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
This will act as confirmation that you voted in the earlier voting session before leaving the Embassy. That’s all! You are now free to leave the poll and go home, work, enjoy the day with your friends, or unwind peacefully.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Kuwait
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 Embassy during this period. 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 DFA has released a video about the upcoming national elections. More information on the abroad voting technique may be found here.
To exercise their right and obligation as Filipino citizens, every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Kuwait must vote overseas.
No matter where they are in the globe, all Filipinos must educate themselves on what to do and expect on election day.
Overseas Filipinos can vote till the end of the month. This should give people plenty of time to think about and research who they should vote for as the country’s next leader. Once they’ve decided, staff from the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait will help them in voting correctly and consistently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
During the election season, Filipino citizens are required to bring their original passports or seafarers’ 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 Kuwait?
The list of Filipino voters in Kuwait, as well as the list of Filipino sailors, may be found on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. In the 2022 elections, only registered Filipino voters will be eligible 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 jobs by 2022.
Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?
Filipinos in Kuwait are encouraged to follow the Philippine Embassy’s various social media sites to stay up to speed on election news.
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait attempts to make the overseas voting process as simple and convenient as possible for all Filipinos living in the country. As a result, they advise Filipinos living in the nation to double-check the list of overseas voters (CLOV) before going to the Embassy to vote on April 10.
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Embassy of the Philippines in Kuwait
Address: Villa 15, Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 1, Salwa Area, Kuwait
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sundays to Thursdays
Passport and Other Consular Services Hotlines: +965 6990 2188
Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Hotline: +965 6500 2612
E-mail Address: email@example.com
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WEB SITE: https://kuwaitpe.dfa.gov.ph/