Absentee voter registration by Oct.30

Press Release No. 77-2012

Embassy Reminds Filipinos To Register As Overseas Absentee Voters.

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates its invitation to all Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to register as Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV).

The National Elections for Senators and party-list representatives shall be on 13 May 2013 – exactly a year from today.

If you are any of the following, you are required to register as an Overseas Absentee Voter:

1. Those who will turn 18 years old by 13 May 2013
2. Those who have never registered as a voter since birth
3. Those who have registered as a voter in the Philippines but plan to cast their votes in Saudi Arabia
4. Those who have previously registered as OAV but failed to vote during the last two consecutive National Elections in 2007 and 2010
5. Those who have previously registered as OAV in other countries or regions in Saudi Arabia and have since transferred to Riyadh or nearby areas

The Embassy wishes to invite all Filipinos in Riyadh and nearby regions to register as Overseas Absentee Voters during the Embassy’s field OAV registration at the following venues:

* Al Danah International School (ADIS), Suleimaniah District, Riyadh 18 May 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* International Philippine School in Riyadh (IPSR), Olaya District, Riyadh
25 May 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* Al Taj International School, Suleimaniah District, Riyadh
08 June 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* Palm Crest International School, Suleimaniah District, Riyadh
22 June 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* Elite International School, Suleimaniah District, Riyadh
29 June 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* Philippine International School in Buraidah (PISB), Buraidah, Al Qassim
05 to 06 July 2012, Thursday and Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* Riyadh International School, Suleimaniah District, Riyadh
20 July 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

* International Philippine School in Riyadh (IPSR), Olaya District, Riyadh
27 July 2012, Friday, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

OAV Registration is also ongoing at the Philippine Embassy Lobby, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh from Saturdays through Wednesdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Thurdays from 8:00am to 12:00nn. All OAV registrants are encouraged to bring their Philippine passports (or a photocopy), iqama, or other identification cards showing their full name.

The deadline for OAV registration is on 31 October 2012.