PHL Embassy in Hanoi Conducts Mobile Overseas Voter Registration in Vietnam
December 9, 2016
8 December 2016 – The Philippine Embassy in Hanoi conducted its first mobile overseas voter registration in Vietnam for the 2019 National Elections by providing mobile registration services at the Philippine Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City from 2 to 4 December 2016.
The conduct of mobile voter registration follows the recent resumption of voter registration for the purpose of overseas voting for the 2019 National Elections. The resumption is in line with the legal mandate of the Department of Foreign Affairs under Republic Act No. 10590 (Overseas Voting Act) and relevant resolutions issued by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to provide qualified overseas Filipinos the opportunity to become registered overseas voters and enable them to exercise their right to vote.
During the conduct of the said mobile registration in Ho Chi Minh City, the voter registration machine (VRM) operator of the Embassy received 20 applications for registration, 19 for certification and 1 for change in civil status.
Overseas Filipinos in Vietnam who wish to vote abroad in the next elections may visit the Philippine Embassy in Hanoi with their current passports to do any or all of the following: (a) overseas voter record verification; (b) voter registration (if Filipino national is not included in the list or is a first-time voter); or (c) certification (if Filipino national has a voter record but in a different electoral jurisdiction.
Voter registration for overseas Filipinos in Vietnam and other countries shall run until 30 September 2018.
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