FAQs on Overseas Voting for the 2022 Philippine Elections
Q: Can I vote here in Germany for the 2022 Elections?
A: Yes, if you are a registered Filipino Overseas Voter in Germany.
Q: How do I know if I am registered to vote?
A: You are registered if your name appears in the Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV) for Germany, which may be found on COMELEC’s website. You may also call the Philippine Embassy in Berlin to check if your name is on the list.
Q: I was able to vote many years ago. How come my name is not in the CLOV?
A: If you failed to vote in the last two (2) elections, your voter’s records will be deactivated and your name removed from the CLOV. For the 2022 National Elections, you may apply to reactivate your records until the end of registration period in 30 September 2021.
Q: What if I’m a registered voter but have changed to German citizenship? Can I still vote?
A: If you have already given up your Philippine citizenship, you are no longer eligible to vote in the Elections. In case you still receive a ballot, please do not use it and let us know by e-mail at email@example.com.
Q: When is the period for Overseas Voting?
A: Overseas Voting will take place from 10 April 2022 to 09 May 2022 . You may receive your ballot before this and you may also send it back to us not earlier than 10 April 2022. Ballots received after 09 May 2022, however, will no longer be accepted.
Q: I have gotten married and changed my name since I registered so my name is now different from what appears in the CLOV. Can I still vote?
A: As long as you are one and the same person and can prove it if required, you may still vote. However, once the registration period reopens, please apply to change your details so we can update your voter’s records.
Thank you and we hope you have found this Q&A helpful!