Notice of Registration and Elections for the 2013 Elections

oav-calendarThe Philippine Consulate General New York wishes to inform the public that the Commission on Elections (Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting) has announced its Notice of Registration and Elections to All Filipino Citizens.

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 Philippine Consulate General New York 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 Consul Zaldy B. Patron or Ms. Maria Theresa T. Almirante at telephone number 212-764-1330 Ext. 601/602 or refer to the following websites:

Philippine Consulate General New York
556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
www.pcgny.net

DFA-Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (Manila)
www.dfa-oavs.gov.ph
Hotlines: +6328330914, +6328328363

COMELEC-COAV (Manila)
 www.comelec.gov.ph
 Hotlines: +6325222251, +6325212952, +6325239924