Morocco is a country that captures the attention and amazement of visitors with its unique charm and mystery. Despite their small number, Filipinos in Morocco are among the most politically active immigrants in the country. Many of them are eager to know if they are eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. To check your eligibility, search for your name on the certified list of OFW voters (CLOV) on the websites of the Philippine Foreign Posts.
As the Philippines prepares for the elections, the Philippine Embassy in Morocco will make the list of overseas voters available to our kababayans. The most recent CLOV will be utilized in the coming election. This document may also be used to estimate the number of registered voters in the region.
Filipinos in Morocco can benefit from the preparations made by the Philippine Embassy there for the upcoming national elections.
The embassy recently conducted Overseas Voting Registration (OVR) services at the Philippine Honorary Consulate-General in Casablanca last October 5, 2023, from 1000H to 1500H.
All citizens of the Philippines abroad who are not otherwise disqualified by law and at least eighteen (18) years of age on May 12, 2025, are qualified to register to vote.
No appointment is required, and all qualified applicants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applicants were only required to bring an accomplished Overseas Voter Registration Form (OVF1), an original valid Philippine passport, and a photocopy of the passport information page on the day of application.
In the absence of a valid passport or for more information on OVR, Filipinos in Morocco can check the official COMELEC website at https://comelec.gov.ph.
By registering as overseas voters, Filipinos in Morocco can actively participate in the important decisions of the upcoming COMELEC national elections and have a say in shaping the future of the Philippines.
List of Registered Overseas Filipino Voters in Morocco
Filipinos residing overseas who have registered for electoral participation can obtain assistance from Philippine diplomatic outposts. The Philippine embassy in Morocco will guide citizens on the voting process for the forthcoming elections. Before casting your vote in the Philippine national elections from Morocco, ensure your name is included in the nation’s Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV).
You can receive the latest guidance and information on national elections and overseas voting in your host country by either visiting the embassy’s website or calling their office. To view the names of those registered to vote in the upcoming Philippine national elections from Morocco, click on the link below.
Land-based Overseas Filipino Voters can check the latest CLOV in Morocco: https://rabatpe.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/news/advisories/117-certified-list-of-overseas-voters-clov
As of the time of this article, the Philippine Embassy in this area HAS NOT YET PUBLISHED the updated CLOV for the 2025 elections. Stay tuned for updates from either the Philippine Embassy or this page; we will publish all pertinent details as soon as they are made public.
If you are a Filipino residing in Morocco and require aid with the overseas voting process or need to verify your information on the CLOV, please reach out to the embassy. The list, although extensive, is arranged alphabetically for easier navigation. Election commission (COMELEC) officials might also annotate the list. To verify your details on the list, utilize the quick shortcut provided in the subsequent section.
Tip: Use CTRL + F to bypass scrolling through an extensive list of names. A search box will appear on the file where you can type in your last name to check if your information is included. Given that the document is case-sensitive, ensure your name is correctly spelled and that the field has no extra spaces or characters.
How to Find Your Name in List of Absentee Voters in Morocco
- Visit the website where the Philippine Embassy in Morocco has displayed the Certified List Overseas Voters (CLOV). The list is organized alphabetically by last names for your convenience.
- Locate the PDF file that corresponds to the initial letter of your surname and click to open it. The list is segmented into multiple PDFs, each encompassing a specific set of last names in alphabetical order.
- Diligently scan the list to find your name. If you see it, congratulations! You qualify to vote in the upcoming elections.
- If your name appears, this verifies that you have successfully enrolled for overseas voting and are eligible to participate in the pivotal decisions of the upcoming COMELEC national elections.
- If your name is absent, don’t lose heart! This simply means you won’t be voting this time. However, you have the opportunity to prepare for future elections.
How to Vote in Philippine Elections at the Philippine Embassy in Morocco
Step 1: Confirm Your Right to Vote
First, ensure your name is listed on Morocco’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 Morocco. Thank you for participating in this vital democratic activity.
Contact Information of the Philippine Embassy in Morocco
Address: 23 Rue Bani Ritoune, Rabat, Morocco
Telephone number: +212 694-202178
Office Hours: 9:30–11:30 AM and 2–5 PM on weekdays (Monday through Thursday and Friday)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHinMorocco