Despite not being as significant as in other European nations, the Filipino community in Belgium is one of the world’s most active foreign voters. Filipinos in Belgium can start preparing for the upcoming elections by checking their eligibility to vote. Head to the website of the Philippine Foreign Mission to find the list of certified overseas voters.
The Philippine Embassy in Belgium will make the voter list for the Philippine elections public, and the most recent list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) will be utilized in the National and Local Elections. This document can be used to identify certified overseas Filipino voters in the country. By participating in the upcoming COMELEC national elections, Filipinos in Belgium can have a say in shaping the future of the Philippines. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to exercise your right to vote!
The Philippine Embassy in Belgium is diligently preparing to ensure that Filipinos in both Belgium and Luxembourg can participate in the 2025 Philippine national elections.
By actively encouraging Filipinos to register as overseas voters, the embassy is emphasizing the importance of exercising their democratic rights. The embassy has streamlined the registration process by providing an online form – the Overseas Voting Form 1 (OVF-1) – which can be easily filled out on the official COMELEC website.
After filling out this form, Filipinos only need to bring a printout, along with a photocopy of their passport, to the embassy in Brussels.
The embassy’s dedicated website also offers additional details about the overseas voting process.
Such proactive measures taken by the Philippine Embassy are aimed at ensuring a hassle-free voting experience for Filipinos in Belgium and Luxembourg, reaffirming their commitment to support the global Filipino community in participating in national decisions.
Certified List of Overseas Filipino Voters in Belgium
Filipinos living in Belgium should familiarize themselves with the overseas voting process to ensure a smooth and hassle-free election experience. The Philippine Embassy is available to guide registered overseas Filipino voters through the election process.
Staff from the Philippine Embassy will provide directions on how to cast your vote in the upcoming elections. Before participating in the Philippine national elections from Belgium, make sure to confirm that your name is included in the country’s Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV).
For the most current guidance and assistance concerning national elections and overseas voting in your host country, the Philippine Embassy remains your best resource. You may find the latest list from the Philippine embassy in the region here.
If you are a Filipino resident in Belgium and require help with the overseas voting process or need to verify your details on the CLOV, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Embassy. The list is arranged alphabetically for easier navigation. Additionally, COMELEC officials may annotate the list with notes or comments. To validate your voter information from the list, you can use the quick shortcut provided in the next section.
Tip: To avoid scrolling through an extensive list of names, simply use the CTRL + F function. This will bring up a search box where you can type in your last name to find your details. Remember, the search function is case-sensitive, so make sure your name is entered correctly, and that there are no extra spaces or characters in the search field.
How to Find Your Name in List of Absentee Voters in Belgium
- Visit the website where the Philippine Embassy in Belgium has displayed the Certified List of OFW Voters (CLOV). The list is sorted alphabetically by last names for easy navigation.
- Locate the PDF file that matches the first letter of your last name and click to open it. The list is segmented into various PDFs, each one dedicated to a particular range of last names in alphabetical order.
- Thoroughly review the list to find your name. If you discover it, that’s excellent news! You are qualified to vote in the forthcoming elections.
- If your name appears on the list, this confirms that you’ve successfully registered for overseas voting and are eligible to participate in the important decisions of the upcoming COMELEC national elections.
- If your name is not on the list, don’t be discouraged! This simply means you won’t be participating in this election cycle. However, you can prepare for future elections.
How to Vote in Philippine Elections at the Philippine Embassy in Belgium
Step 1: Confirm Your Right to Vote
First, ensure your name is listed on the Philippine Embassy in Belgium’s Certified List of Overseas Voters. This confirms your voting eligibility.
Step 2: Show Valid ID
Approach the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) and present a valid form of identification, such as your passport, to verify your identity.
Step 3: Acquire Your Ballot
Upon verification, sign the voter register and collect your voting ballot. Inspect it for any signs of damage or marking.
Step 4: Enter the Voting Zone
Move to the assigned voting space. The SBEI will provide you with a folder and a pen to maintain the confidentiality of your vote.
Step 5: Complete the Ballot
Carefully adhere to the guidelines to fill out your ballot without any extra markings or mistakes.
Step 6: Make Thoughtful Choices
You may select one President, one Vice President, a maximum of twelve Senators, and one Party List. Be cautious not to overvote.
Step 7: Hand in Your Filled Ballot
Go back to the SBEI and insert your completed ballot into the Vote Counting Machine (VCM).
Step 8: Wait for Receipt
Stand by as your voter’s receipt is being printed. Do not pull it out yourself; it serves as evidence of your vote.
Step 9: Verify Your Choices
Examine your voter’s receipt to ensure that all your selections have been correctly documented.
Step 10: Dispose of the Receipt
If everything is accurate, place your voter’s receipt in the designated box for Voter’s Receipts. Remember, taking pictures or making copies is not allowed.
Step 11: Report Any Issues
If you find any discrepancies, inform the SBEI immediately. However, be aware that making false allegations is prohibited.
Step 12: Leave the Voting Location
Well done! You’ve successfully cast your vote at the Philippine Embassy in Belgium. Thank you for participating in this vital democratic activity.
Contact Information of the Philippine Embassy in Belgium
Address: Avenue Molière 297, Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 340 33 73
Office Hours: Weekdays, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHinBelgium/