Overseas voter registration resumes Sept. 1

Published August 30, 2020, 4:02 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said overseas voter registration and certification will resume on Sept. 1.

Commission on Elections

In Resolution No. 10677, the Comelec said the conduct of continuing registration and certification at the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) in Intramuros, Manila shall will be held from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30.

The resumption also covers the following transactions and frontline services such as recapture of biometrics; reinstatement of name inadvertently omitted in the National Registry of Overseas Voters; change of name due to marriage or court order; correction of entries in the Voter’s Registration Record; reactivation of registration records; change or updating of address and other contact information (within the same foreign service post and country); updating of photograph and or signature; and request to withdraw the application for registration/certification pending Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) approval.

According to Comelec, it will accept registration and other transactions from Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays, on an appointment basis.

Applicants or clients may book an appointment by e-mailing the request for appointment to the OFOV’s official email address at [email protected], sending a direct message to the OFOV’s official Facebook page: https:/ www.facebook.com/overseasvotingph, placing a telephone call to the OFOV: (02) 8522-2251 or (02) 8521-
2952; or calling or sending a text message to OFOV’s mobile numbers: +63 951 875 9882 (TNT/Smart/Sun) or +63 905 034 5158 (TM/Globe).

The Comelec said the applicant must wait for confirmation of requested appointment. The OFOV will send a notice to the applicant confirming his or her appointment.

The poll body reminded applicants that a “NO FACE MASK AND FACE SHIELD, NO APPOINTMENT, NO ENTRY” will be implemented.