3-day local mail-in voting begins April 27

The three-day local postal vote (VBL) begins today, April 27.

Electoral Commission (Comelec) Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan and Commissioner Aimee Neri will lead local absentee voters to vote in the Comelec session hall at 1:30 p.m. before the start of the ordinary session of the Commission en banc.

Data from Comelec showed that of the 93,698 applicants, 84,357 were approved.

Registered local absentee voters can vote from April 27 to April 29, 2022.

Absentee voting is restricted to government officials and employees and members of the military and police performing electoral duties, as well as members of the media responsible for voting, including their technical support staff.

Commissioner George Garcia said that for the PNP, AFP and other government offices, the bureau chief will conduct the vote.

“The venue will be on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Treasury Office, here at the Palacio, all candidates will be notified so they can send their observers to observe,” Garcia said.

The rules and guidelines for the LAV and Absentee Voting Abroad (OVA) are the same, except that the OVA has a one-month voting schedule compared to only three days for the LAV.

Covered by the OVA are all Filipinos who have registered as overseas voters and are expected to be abroad from April 10 to May 9, 2022. The OVA will close simultaneously with local voting at 6 p.m. on May 9 .

VBLs and OAVs will only vote for the president, vice president, 12 senators and one party group.

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