As the Philippine elections draw closer, Filipino citizens in Kuwait and other nations, including those in the country, are preparing for the occasion by researching who to vote for. Despite being overseas, Filipinos in Kuwait and the Middle East have a significant impact on the country’s presidential election, as they constitute one of the world’s largest voting populations. To make informed voting decisions, it is recommended to browse various websites that provide information about the candidates.
The Philippine foreign missions are also ready to assist citizens who have registered to vote in the upcoming elections. Before heading to the polls, make sure to check your name on the certified list of OFW voters (CLOV) to ensure a smooth and hassle-free voting experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to exercise your right to vote and have a say in shaping the future of the Philippines!
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is making commendable efforts to understand and improve the overseas voting experience for Filipinos living in the country. By launching a survey on overseas voting, the Embassy seeks to gather insights into the experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of Filipinos, be they contract workers, residents, or even those with dual citizenship. This proactive approach indicates that the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is deeply committed to ensuring that the voices and concerns of the Filipino community are heard and addressed. Participating in this survey can lead to a smoother, more efficient voting process in future Philippine elections, thus empowering Filipinos in Kuwait to exercise their democratic rights with ease and confidence.
Certified List of Overseas Voters in Kuwait
Filipinos living in Kuwait 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 Kuwait, make sure to confirm that your name is included in the country’s Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV).
As of the writing of this article, the Philippine Embassy in this region has NOT yet published the updated CLOV for the forthcoming 2025 elections. Keep an eye out for additional updates, whether from the Philippine Embassy or this blog, as we will disseminate all relevant information once it becomes public.
If you are a Filipino resident in Kuwait 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 Kuwait
Visit the website where the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait 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 Kuwait
Step 1: Confirm Your Right to Vote
First, ensure your name is listed on the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait’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 Kuwait. Thank you for participating in this vital democratic activity.
Contact Information of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait
Address: Building Nos. 256 and 257 Road 213 corner 215, Block 2, Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait
Telephone number: +96599558527
Office hours: Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHinKuwait