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Overseas Voter Registration in Singapore

Kabayan! 2018 is nearing its end, but have you completed your application for your registration for overseas voting? Remember, the filing of application for registration/certification is only until September 30, 2018, so don’t miss this opportunity!

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If this has escaped your thought for some time now, then you’re in luck because we have prepared here a brief refresher as to how you can process your overseas voter registration/certification to make your vote count for the upcoming May 13, 2019 elections. There’s still time and here’s what you need to do:

Overseas Voter Registration in Singapore

Here’s what you Need to Know about the Overseas Voter Registration in Singapore

Under the Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003,” all Filipino citizens based overseas, who are not otherwise disqualified by the law to participate; at least 18 years of age on or before May 13, 2019; and who are registered overseas voters, may join the election of Senators and Party-List Representatives on the same year.

All qualified Filipino citizens based overseas who are not yet registered may file their applications for registration at the nearest Philippine Embassy/Consulate or other registration centres authorized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) from Dec. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2018.

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Image Credit: Philippine Embassy in Singapore Website


To register, the applicant should bring the following documents at the registration site:

  • Valid Philippine passport
  • An accomplished OV Form No. 1 as endorsed by the COMELEC (also available at the registration site)
  • A copy of the Oath of Allegiance or Proof of Philippine Citizenship (for dual citizens)
  • A copy of Seaman’s Book (for Seafarers)

How to Register:

  1. Personally visit any Foreign Service Post (FSP) of the Republic of the Philippines or any authorized registration centre outside the FSP. For those currently in the Philippines, you may also go to the Overseas Voter Registration Centre at the 2nd floor of the Office of Consular Affairs Building, ASEANA Business Park
  2. Fill out and submit the OV Form No.1.
  3. Provide the other supporting documents/requirements as specified above.
  4. Proceed to Biometric capture

After you have filed your registration, you may regularly check the status of your application via the COMELEC or the DFA-OVS website.

Here are some other important details you can refer to:

Commission on Elections

Office for Overseas Voting (COMELEC-OFOV)

7th Floor Palacio del Gobernador

Intramuros, Manila

Tel. Nos.: 522-2251; 521-2952

Email: comelec_coav@yahoo.com

Website: www.comelec.gov.ph


Department of Foreign Affairs

Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS)

6th Floor South Wing, DFA Main Building

2330 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

Tel. Nos.: 834-4361; 834-3275; 833-0914

Fax No.: 833-0915

Email: secretariat.oav@gmail.com

Website: www.dfa-oavs.gov.ph


Philippine Embassy in Singapore

Consular Section

20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395

Tel. No.: 6737-3977

Email: consular.sgpe@gmail.com

Website: https://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg