The Philippine National Elections this 2022 will be held from April 10 to May 9, 2022. Through the Philippine Embassy’s online pre-verification system, Filipinos residing in Singapore can easily and safely vote for the upcoming elections via an online appointment schedule.
Also read: Official List of Registered Pinoy Voters in Singapore for 2022 National Elections
With this in mind, it’s important that registered overseas Filipinos know the steps and guidelines to vote in the coming elections in their respective countries.
Do note, however, that this may vary from one place to another, so be sure to be guided accordingly. In Singapore, overseas voters are expected to pre-verify their information online before they can proceed with the overseas voting process.
To help you get started, you may refer to this guide to understand the step-by-step process for a smooth and hassle-free overseas voting experience from Singapore.
Voting Guidelines in Singapore for the 2022 Philippine Elections
With the launch of an online verification system, Filipinos in Singapore who are registered voters can now easily and securely cast their votes.
The goal of the online pre-verification system is to make it easier and more secure for overseas voters to cast their ballots. It will reduce the waiting time at the Embassy.
The online pre-verification system is OPTIONAL; hence, walk-in voters will still be accommodated. However, if you have not been pre-verified, you will have to wait a bit longer to vote.
Of course, nobody wants to spend a long time waiting in a queue or delay their schedules on any day for that matter. Having said that, it’s ideal for overseas Filipino workers and residents in Singapore to pre-verify their details online. Here’s how:
Step by Step Procedure for Registered Filipino Voters in Singapore
Please check out this guide on how you can vote as a Pinoy in Singapore:
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Singapore here.
The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has released the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) 120 days before the start of the election period. Registered voters should find their names on the list. Those who do not, won’t be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.
Step 2 – To pre-verify your voter’s information, access this link.
- Go to the website to pre-check your details as a voter is – https://phelection2022sgpe.timetap.com/
- Click NEXT and select the time and date you wish to cast your ballot.
- Fill out all the information required on the registration form.
- You will receive an email one (1) to three (3) days after your registration, confirming your status as per the embassy’s records of certified overseas voters.
- Go to the embassy on your selected time and date to vote. Make sure to bring your valid Philippine passport and then present a copy of the email confirmation.
Step 3 – Vote wisely.
At this point, you are expected to know who to vote for, making sure that you know the candidates’ work history and political background as well as their platforms for work, health, and overseas workers and immigrants, just to name a few.
Step 4 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
This will facilitate faster review and documenting of the votes. Also, make sure that you have shaded all the required sections of the ballot so as to not miss any names that you want to vote for.
Step 5 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
This will serve as proof that you’ve already cast your vote upon exiting the embassy premises. That’s it! You may now leave the poll to return home, go to work, take the day off with your friends or unwind by yourself.
Philippine Embassy Singapore Issues Reminders and Process of Overseas Voting for Pinoys
Please be advised of these updates, reminders, and procedures when voting as shared by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. This is to ensure a safe and smooth election process for everyone.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Singapore
The voting schedule for the overseas elections is as follows: From April 10, 2022, to May 9, 2022, the voting period is from 8 am local time to 7 pm Philippine time.
Walk-ins may head to the embassy anytime during this period. However, you’ll need to verify your information on-site, as opposed to having it pre-verified online, reducing your wait time at the polls.
Book an Online Appointment to Vote in Singapore PH Embassy
In order to cast your vote, you should visit the website for the pre-verification here – https://phelection2022sgpe.timetap.com/
You will also need to set up an online appointment for your scheduled visit. It is important to book an appointment to ensure that you have a slot on the day of your visit.
Video: HALINA’T BUMOTO!
Here’s a video about the upcoming overseas elections from the DFA. You will find details on the overseas voting process here.
Voting overseas, for every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Singapore is essential to exercising one’s right and responsibility to the nation as Filipino citizens.
Educating yourself on what to do and expect on the day of your voting is a must for every Filipino wherever they may be in the world.
Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to cast their ballots. This should be enough time for them to prepare and do their research on who they should vote for the country’s next leader. Once they’ve decided, the officials from the Philippine Embassy in Singapore will assist them in ensuring they cast their votes properly and without fail.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
Residents of the Philippines are required to bring their original passports or seafarers’ books when they go to the polls during the election period. Residents of dual nationality will also be required to present their ID certificate or order of approval to cast a vote.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in Singapore?
The list of voters in Singapore and the list of mariners in the Philippines can be found on the Commission on Elections’ website. Only registered voters in the Philippines will be allowed to participate in the 2022 elections.
How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) deactivated the records of voters who didn’t vote in at least two elections.
When can applicants collect their Voter ID?
The Commission on Elections has suspended the distribution and printing of the voter’s ID in the country due to the implementation of Republic Act 11055, or the National ID System.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is currently implementing the National ID in the country. It is expected to be rolled out in all foreign service posts by 2022.
Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?
Filipinos in Singapore are urged to follow the Philippine Embassy’s various social media platforms to keep up with the latest updates related to the upcoming elections.
The Philippine Embassy in Singapore aims to make the overseas voting process as seamless and convenient as possible for all Filipinos based in the country. Hence, they adopted the online pre-verification system to assist our kababayans with the voting process starting April 10.
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Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore
Address: 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Closed on public holidays of Singapore and the Philippines)
Trunkline: +65 6737-3977