MANILA, Philippines – The registration for overseas absentee voters will begin on November 2 in different Philippine posts overseas, in preparation for the 2013 Senatorial and Partylist elections in the Philippines.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) originally scheduled the registration period on October 31, but it was declared as a special non-working holiday to give the public more time to visit their departed loved ones.
COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez earlier said applications for registration shall be filed before authorized COMELEC representatives at embassies and consulates that have jurisdiction over the places where they temporarily reside in.
“Applicants need only present their valid Philippine passports or seaman’s book for seafarers when they register,” Jimenez earlier said in a press statement.
Jimenez said the registration period will run from November 2, 2011 to October 31, 2012.