Pinoys in Austria urged to register for OAV

by Hector Pascua, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau

Posted at Dec 02 2011 01:52 PM | Updated as of Dec 02 2011 09:52 PM

VIENNA, Austria – Filipinos based in Austria are urged to register for the overseas absentee voting (OAV) in preparation for the May 2013 elections.

OAV registrants can only vote for candidates running for Senatorial positions, including sectoral representatives (Party List). 
“The Embassy aims to increase the number of registered voters in Austria through any means necessary so that overseas Filipinos, especially those who have just arrived in the country, will have the opportunity to exercise their inherent right to suffrage and participate in nation building,” said Ambassador Lourdes Yparraguirre.
Filipino citizens, not otherwise disqualified by law, and at least 18 years of age on the day of the election, are urged to register at the Philippine Embassy located at Schwedenplatz, laurenzerberg 2, 1010 Vienna during weekdays, between 8.30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Filipinos are requested to bring their Philippine passports as proof of Philippine citizenship.