Filipino overseas vote in Dubai: Consulate to impose early cut-off time on May 9

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Early cut-off time for Filipino vote in Dubai

 

DUBAI – The overseas voting for the 2022 Philippine Elections is underway in the UAE, with the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai announcing that it will impose an early cut-off time for voter admission from May 6 to 9.

This comes after the Philippine Consulate witnessed an “overwhelming number” of voters in recent days.

“Those intending to vote from May 6 to 8 in the Philippine Consulate General must be queue before 7pm for them to be accommodated inside the polling precinct and allowed to vote,” according to the Philippine Consulate in a statement sent to media.

“On May 9, they must be inside consulate premises or within 30 meters of the consulate’s entrance gate by 3pm in order to allowed to vote,” the consulate advised.

According to the Philippine Consulate, the early cut-off period is aimed at accommodating all voters in the queue.

New voting hours at Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

May 6: 8am to 7pm
May 7: 8am to 7pm
May 8: 8am to 7pm
May 9: 8am to 3pm

Overseas voting for the 2022 Philippine elections continues daily in the consulate in Dubai and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi until May 9. Overseas Filipinos will vote for national positions: president, vice president, senators, and party-list groups.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Consulate will be suspending all other consular services on May 9 and 10 to facilitate the overseas vote and subsequent vote count. ICA/Expat Media

Scenes from the first day of Filipino overseas vote in Dubai

Overseas voting in UAE: How to vote

1. Check if your name is in the registered voters list, which is on the website of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (for voters in Dubai and northern Emirates), or the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi (for voters in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain).

2. Visit the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate from 8am to 9pm daily until May 9, or from 8am to 3pm on May 9.

3. There is no need to book an appointment.

ICA/PIA/Expat Media


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