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GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF MEDIA AND ELECTION OBSERVERS FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL L ELECTIONS

9 February 2022 – The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney is pleased to announce that the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has released the guidelines for the accreditation of domestic and foreign media, including both mainstream and alternative media; and, domestic and foreign observers who wish to observe and monitor the conduct of the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections, as follows:

1. GUIDELINES FOR MASS MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR THE MAY 9, 2022 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS:

COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 10739
https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=2022NLE/Resolutions/res10739

2. GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS/MONITORS FOR THE MAY 9, 2022 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS:

COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 10740
https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=2022NLE/Resolutions/res10740

The last day for the filing of applications for accreditation of media entities and applications for accreditation of both foreign and local observers is March 11, 2022.

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CERTIFIED LIST OF OVERSEAS VOTERS

2022 National and Local Elections

Extension of Overseas Registration until 14 October 2021

  • You can book for an appointment on 01, 05 - 08 and 11 - 14 October 2021 at this link: Philippine Consulate General Sydney Appointment System (timetap.com)

  • Bring photocopy of your PH passport or Identification Certificate for Dual Citizens and accomplished OV Form 1. 

Register for overseas voting:

Register for the May 2022 National Elections: Deadline September 2021

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney (PCG Sydney) informs the public that for purposes of the 9 May 2022 elections, COMELEC has fixed the registration period for overseas voting from 16 December 2019 to 14 October 2021.

Pursuant to the above, PCG Sydney shall first verify if passport renewal applicants are registered overseas voters before proceeding with the renewal of the passport. If the applicant is not registered, PCG Sydney shall register the applicant first.

This procedure applies to all Filipino migrants, overseas workers, seafarers, dual citizens and qualified Filipino students studying in Australia.

All citizens of the Philippines, who are abroad or will be abroad during the thirty (30) day voting period (9 April to 9 May 2022); at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the elections; and not otherwise disqualified by law, may register.

Overseas Filipinos (OF) whose registration records have been deactivated in the overseas voters' registry for failure to vote in two (2) consecutive national elections may file an application for transfer with reactivation.

Kindly bring a photocopy of your passport or identification certificate for dual citizens or Seaman’s book for seafarers. Application for registration (OVF No. 1) is available at the Philippine Consulate or may be downloaded here (OV Forms). 


Requirements:

  • Filipino Citizens: Philippine Passport

  • Dual Citizens: Philippine Passport or Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance or Order of Approval

  • Seafarers: Philippine Passport or Seafarer’s book


All Filipino citizens who are abroad or who will be abroad during the 30-day voting period from 9 April to 9 May 2022, at least 18 years of age and not disqualified by law may visit the Philippine Consulate to register during office hours from 9:30 am to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday except on October 4 (Labour Day). No walk-ins.

During the registration period the Consulate will accept applications for Registration, Certification, Change of Address, Correction or Entries, Reinstatement and Reactivation for purposes of the May 9, 2022 National elections.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10709

"Establishing Online or Virtual Processes for Frontline Services of the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) in Relation to the Conduct of Continuing Overseas Voting Registration and Other Preparatory Activities for the 2022 National & Local Elections"