Republic of the Philippines

50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of Vote Counting Machines JSD-2022-08

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The Embassy hereby notifies all candidates, political parties, accredited citizens arms, associations or organizations participating in the party-list system of representation, and other stakeholders of the schedule and venue of the Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) provided by the COMELEC for the conduct of the Overseas Voting for the 2022 National Election, which are as follows:

Date/Time : Monday, 18 April 2022 from 0800H onwards

Venue : Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines 50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011

Due to space limitations and the need to ensure an orderly and safe process, particularly after recent COVID-19 community transmissions at the Embassy, only a limited number of slots will be made available. Among others, reservations will be made for those who send advice the earliest. The balance in representations among various groups will also be considered.

Those interested to witness the FTS are requested to inform the Embassy ahead of time before proceeding to the venue. Kindly email us asap, through, or call us at (04)890-37-41 to 44. The deadline for registration is on 17 April 2022 at 1700H.

Please note that the Embassy could not carry this out within the period prescribed, i.e., on or before 07 April 2022, because of severe delays in the receipt of the complete set of election equipment and materials. The Embassy also needed to ensure that procedures were followed, among others, the necessary inventory and verification of 136 boxes which arrived before finalizing the date/time and place of the FTS.

Maraming salamat po.

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