Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Deadline for reactivation of overseas voting records extended

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has extended the period of filing for Application for Reactivation from October 31, 2015 to December 9, 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), OFWs may file a copy of a duly accomplished Application for Reactivation (OVF No. 1G) via e-mail to or fax to (0632) 521-29-52.

They may also mail or personally hand it and any necessary attachments to the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) in the Comelec main office in Manila or the nearest embassy, consulate, mission, or Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO).

OVF No. 1G is available at the same offices and may be downloaded from the Comelec ( and DFA-OVS ( websites.

Meanwhile, the Comelec has concluded the period for OFWs to have their registration records transferred from the overseas registry to their municipality/city/district in the Philippines on Monday

The DFA's Overseas Voting Secretariat aims to breach the two million mark on overseas voters after hitting the one-million mark for registered OFWs for the first time in 11 years in 2014. Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News 

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