Overseas Absentee Voting

Policy Paper on Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV)

Jun 13, 2012
The implementation of Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) is a recognition that Filipinos abroad have the same rights as all other Filipinos, and that their voices and contributions do matter. For overseas Filipinos, being able to participate in the affairs of the country, such as the electoral process, gives them a profound sense of being Filipino. They, too, are concerned about how the country is being run, about its development and about its future.

Senator Koko Pimental Sponsorship Speech OAV

Nov 5, 2012
Senator Koko Pimentel delivered his sponsorship speech for Senate Bill No. 3312 under Committee Report No. 446, titled, “An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9189 Otherwise Known as The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003.

House Bill 3201

Nov 25, 2010
HB 3201 seeks to amend the 2003 Overseas Absentee Voting Act to effect improvement in the implementation of the law and to make it more effective and enfranchising to as many overseas Filipinos as possible.

OAV 2010 Statistics and Mode of Voting Per Post

Feb 04, 2010
OAV 2010 will be a combination of postal and personal voting with pilot automation in Hongkong and Singapore.

General Instructions (GI) for 2010 OAV Voting and Counting

Feb 01, 2010
Comelec promulgated on January 27, 2010 Resolution 8750 on the General Instructions for 2010 OAV Voting and Counting to guide all parties concerned

General Instructions (GI) for 2010 OAV Manual Canvassing of Votes

Feb 01, 2010
Comelec promulgated resolution 8751 on the general instructions for 2010 OAV manual canvassing of votes.

The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003

Mar 31, 2009
The 12th Philippine Congress enacted Republic Act 9189 otherwise known as the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003 giving back the right of suffrage to Filipinos overseas to participate and vote in Philippine elections. It took Congress 16 years to fulfill the provision of the 1987 Philippine Constitution to enact a system for overseas absentee voting.

Senate Bill 2333 Amends OAV Law

Aug 14, 2008
An Act Providing an Assistance Program for Overseas Filipino Workers in Distress, both Documented and undocumented,providing Funds Therefor and for other purposes

House Bill 3209 to amend the Overseas Absentee Voting Law

Dec 07, 2007

The proposed amendments include the repeal of the requirement for Filipino immigrants and permanent residents to sign an affidavit of intent to return and establish physical permanent actual residence in the Philippines