Under Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003”, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, not otherwise disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election, and who are registered overseas absentee voters with approved application to vote in absentia, may vote for Senators and Party-List Representatives. For this purpose, all qualified Filipinos citizens not registered as voters under Republic Act No. 8189, otherwise known as “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.
For purposes of the May 13, 2013 elections, the filing of applications for registration/certification and transfer of registration records shall be filed at the Post or other designated registration areas from October 31, 2011 to October 31, 2012.
The 30-day voting period will commence on April 13, 2013 until 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon (Philippine time) of May 13, 2013 at any Philippine embassies or consulates. (The time for voting to be announced later)
For details, please contact the Philippine Embassy at telephone number 06-39746621 and Philippine Consulate General in Milan at telephone number 02-4398-0383 or the following websites:
DFA-Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (Manila) www.dfa.gov.ph / ww.dfa-oavs.gov.ph
Hotlines: +6328344361, +6328343275
COMELEC-COAV (Manila) www.comelec.gov.ph
Hotlines: +6325222251, +6325212952, +6325239924