SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco informs Filipinos and Filipino Americans under its consular jurisdiction that the overseas voting period for the 2022 Philippine national elections will run from April 10, 2022 to May 9, 2022 (4:00 AM, Pacific Time).
“I wish to encourage everyone who is eligible to vote in the upcoming Philippine national elections to exercise your right and duty to vote,” said Philippine Consul General in San Francisco Neil Frank Ferrer.
The Consulate General’s mode of voting is postal voting, which involves the Consulate sending to registered overseas voters election packets that contain the official ballots. The Consulate will facilitate the sending of the election packets upon receipt of the same from COMELEC in Manila. The accomplished ballot must be mailed back to the Consulate as soon as possible. Mailed ballots that are received after the close of the overseas voting period (9 May 2022, 4:00 AM, Pacific Time) will not be counted.
The Consulate has consular jurisdiction over Alaska, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Utah.
The public is advised to check their names in the Certified List of Overseas Voters for the 2022 National Elections at https://pcgsanfrancisco.org/certified-list-of-overseas-voters-clov-2022/.
The Consulate also reminds media practitioners, whether foreign or national media, who wish to report on the Philippine elections in May 2022, to apply for accreditation with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC)’s Education and Information Department online through the following link: http://bit.ly/2022NLEForeignMedia on or before the deadline for filing of applications on 11 March 2022.
Those who wish to observe and monitor the conduct of the May 2022 elections must also apply for accreditation with the COMELEC’s Education and Information Department online on or before the deadline for filing of applications on 11 March 2022 through the following links:
- For foreign observers: https://bit.ly/2022NLEForeignObserver
- For domestic observers: http://bit.ly/DomesticMonitorObserver
For further inquiries, please contact the Consulate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.