Berlin – The overseas voting for the Philippines’ mid-term national election has now started in Germany with the Philippine Embassy receiving 154 mailed ballots as of 15 April 2013.
On 15 April 2013, First Secretary and Consul Adrian Cruz, the designated chairperson of the Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, received thirteen electoral mails from Deutsche Post.
There are 2,615 certified Filipino overseas absentee voters (not counting seafarers) in Germany, all of whom are eligible to vote by mail at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin.
The overseas absentee voting will last for one month, and will officially close on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 7 p.m. Manila time. Registered voters are encouraged to mail their ballot envelopes at the soonest possible time to ensure that their ballots are received by the embassy before closing time. (END)