Over 1,000 OFWs from 26 countries did not participate in absentee voting

May 15, 2013 10:38 pm 

MANILA, May 15 — More than 1,000 Filipino registered voters in 26 countries did not participate in the overseas absentee voting in the May 13 midterm polls.

This, as the National Board of Canvassers Wednesday revealed the certificates of canvass from the 26 nations has zero votes.

There are 1,122 registered voters in the 26 countries, which are as follow: Colombia, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Panama.

The other countries include, Ecuador, Peru, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Estonia, Latvia, Burundi, Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Zambia and Macedonia.

The OAV started one month ahead of the May 13, midterm polls. It has different modes of voting, automated, modified postal, postal and personal.

OAV voters are Filipinos who are living and working abroad such as household service workers, seafarers, among others. (PNA)

HBC/FGP/UTB

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