First Overseas Vote Cast Vote for National Election 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand
The Embassy of the Philippines welcomed its first overseas voter for the National Elections 2019. Ms. Florigen Collo, a resident of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand accomplished and dropped off her ballot at the Embassy of the Philippines, making her the first overseas Filipino voter to cast her vote for the National Elections 2019. As New Zealand is the closest Philippine Mission to the International Dateline, Ms. Collo’s vote is the very first cast for the 2019 elections.
Registered Overseas Voters have also visited by the Embassy drop off their accomplished ballots on the first day of the overseas polls for National Elections 2019. UNTV – News and Rescue NZ also covered the opening of the Overseas Voting at the Embassy.
The Embassy of the Philippines encourages all Filipinos who are registered overseas voters in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga to vote during the National Elections 2019.
The voting period will end at 2200H of 13 May 2019. Ballots are expected to delivered to registered voters this coming week. For those who have not yet received their Electoral Mails (ballots), please check the names in the list of Electoral Mails (ballots) posted on the Embassy’s website at https://www.philembassy.org.nz/consular/voting and Facebook accounts.
For more information on Overseas Voting please contact the Embassy by calling 04-8903741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.