Overseas Voting

Citizens of the Philippines currently residing or working outside of the Philippines are entitled to vote in an election by virtue of the Overseas Absentee Voting Act - officially known as Republic Act No. 9189 - provided that they are are not disqualified by law and are at least 18 years old by the time of elections.

A registered overseas absentee voter may vote for the following positions:

  • President (during presidential election years)
  • Vice president (during presidential election years)
  • Senators
  • Party-list representatives (The party is the one being voted)

Eligible Filipinos are required to file their applications personally at any of the MECO offices to become a registered voter.

Information on who are eligible to vote, voter registration and the relevant republic acts for overseas absentee voting can be found on the left hand navigation menu.