Here's a quick voter registration guide for OFWs in Singapore for the upcoming Philippine elections in 2022.
UPDATE: Overseas voter registration in Singapore has been extended until 14 October 2021.
Did you know that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can still participate in the 2022 Philippine elections? Especially now because of Covid-19, it is not ideal for us to go back home just to vote. So as responsible citizens, if you haven’t yet, it is highly recommended to register yourself now. Not sure where to start? Read on to know the very easy steps.
Choose date of registration
Note: If you are serving your Stay-Home-Notice (SHN), please choose a date after your SHN period. Non-compliance to your SHN is punishable under Singapore Law.
Documents to bring
- A printout of the confirmation email
- Photocopy of valid Philippine passport
- For seafarers: a copy of the seaman’s book
- For dual citizens: the original or certified true copy of the Order of Approval or Oath of Allegiance issued by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore or proof of Philippine citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration
- For changing of name from maiden name to married name: original and photocopy of marriage contract
The application process
When you arrive at the Embassy, you can go directly to the booth for the Overseas Voters Registration that is located at the very end. Fill out the application form, and wait for your turn. When I went there, only 3 people were in front of the line, but it was really fast as the whole process takes around 5-10 minutes only. After submitting the form and photocopy of your passport, the processor will encode your details, take your fingerprints and snap a photo of you. Overseas Voters Registration is FREE, and is until 14 October 2021 here in Singapore.
Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore
Frequently Asked Questions
I already registered / voted in Singapore before. Do I need to register again?
You no longer need to register again if you have registered or voted in Singapore in 2016 and/or 2019.
I voted in the Philippines during the 2016 and/or 2019 elections, do I need to register?
If you voted in the Philippines during the 2016 and/or 2019 elections, you need to book an appointment and transfer your registration to be able to vote here in Singapore.
I registered for the 2016 / 2019 elections here in Singapore but failed to vote, do I need to register again?
Yes, you need to register again as your registration record has been deactivated.
For questions on the status of your overseas voters’ records, you may contact COMELEC via e-mail at [email protected].
Free Shuttle Service
The Philippine Embassy now provides a free ride from the Embassy to Angullia Car Park (across Wheelock Place / Liat Towers) and vice versa with a 30-minute interval.
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Congratulations, you are now on your way to helping choose our next set of government officials. Please vote very wisely, kabayan!