If you have registered to vote for the 2022 Philippine National Elections and want to check if you are able to cast a vote, here’s a Certified List of Overseas Voters posted by the Embassy of the Philippines in Doha.
So if you are a Filipino overseas worker in Qatar who has registered before, you will be able to see your name from this official list. You can download the PDF list from the link below – this comes from the official website of our embassy.
Currently, the Philippine Embassy in Doha has not yet posted the certified list of absentee voters (overseas voters), so please stay tuned. As per PH law, COMELEC will release the list of registered voters at least 120 days before the national election dates. Once COMELEC releases the list of names, they will forward it to the Philippine embassies, consulates, and foreign service establishments. You can now view your name if you are listed as a certified Filipino voter overseas!
Pinoys in Qatar Who are Eligible to Vote in the Philippine Elections
OFWs in Qatar who are not sure if they are registered and certified to vote for this National Elections 2022 can verify their names from the list provided by the Philippine embassy in Doha.
Only those included in this list are allowed to vote. The Phil. embassy Doha has posted the list from their website. You can see it here:
- Qatar Land-Based OFWs – https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/MIDAF/DOHA.pdf
- Seafarers: https://comelec.gov.ph/php-tpls-attachments/OverseasVoting/2022NLE/CLOV/SEAFARERS_CLOV.pdf
Overseas Voting Schedule for Pinoys in Doha
The Filipino Community in the State of Qatar is informed that the period of voting overseas for 2022 National and Local Elections will be from 10 April 2022 to 9 May 2022 or for 30 consecutive days pursuant to COMELEC Resolutions 10750, 10751, 10752, and 10753 of 2022.
The Embassy will serve as the polling place for registered Filipino voters in Qatar and will be open from 7am to 4pm during the voting period. The Embassy will also be open on Fridays and Saturdays, but only for purposes of voting.
Registered voters are advised to bring any of the below identidication documents to be allowed to vote at the Embassy:
- Copy of valid Philippine Passport; or
- Copy of Residence Visa (otherwise known as Qatar ID -QID)
Other related advisories will be announced by the Embassy in the coming days.
What to Bring When You Vote
If your name is on the certified list of voters, published by the embassy and want to vote for the national elections, please bring your Qatar ID, passport, or any other identification cards clearly showing your photo.
I cannot find my name on the list. Can I still vote?
Those who are not on the list may have not registered before. So you will have to wait for the next election since only those who have registered before are eligible to vote.
How to Find your name in the list of overseas voters?
In order to locate your name from the list provided by PH embassy in Doha, you simply have to choose the PDF file from the list. They have compiled it according to alphabetical order using the last names of the registered voters.
All you have to do is open the file based on your Last Name, and then scroll to your name to find if it is listed.
I see my name on the list of certified voters, what should I do next?
Congratulations, you can exercise your right to vote! Stay tuned as the PH Embassy will be issuing updates on the process of voting especially in this time of health crisis.
What if my name is not on the list of registered voters?
It means that you are unable to vote in the upcoming 2022 Philippine elections. You may vote in the succeeding elections after this.
When will the list of certified absentee voters in Singapore be released?
As per Philippine Republic Act No. 9189 Sec. 13 – COMELEC will prepare the list of Overseas voters within 120 days before the election dates.
Please see the statement here – Preparation and Posting of Certified List of Overseas Absentee Voters. – The Commission shall prepare the Certified List of Overseas Absentee Voters within one hundred twenty (120) days before every election, and furnish within the same period copies thereof to the appropriate embassies, consulates, and other foreign service establishments, which shall post the same in their bulletin boards within ten (10) days from receipt thereof.
Update during First Day of Voting in Doha PH Embassy
10 April 2022 – The Philippine Embassy in Qatar kicked off today the 30-day overseas voting period for the 2022 National and Local Elections. Overseas registered voters were ushered to the three (3) polling precincts of the Embassy, which will cater to more than 40,000 registered voters in Qatar.
Duly accredited poll watchers from concerned political parties were in attendance at the opening of Voting Counting Machines (VCMs), during the voting hours, and at the closing of the VCMs.
The Embassy voting hours were extended to 5 p.m. because of a one-hour delay in the morning owing to VCM procedural requirements that had to be undertaken by duly constituted Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEIs) of the Embassy in the presence of the poll watchers.
During the 30-day period for overseas voting, the Embassy will be open from Sundays to Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. for purposes of voting.
Embassy of the Philippines in Doha, Qatar
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, from 7:00 AM to 12:00 NN (except holidays)
Address: Villa No. 7, Al Eithar (Lehsain) Street, No. 860, Zone 68, Jelaiah Area
Doha, State of Qatar, P.O. Box 24900, (near Qatar University)
Trunkline: (+974) 4483 1585
Fax: (+974) 4483 1595
Consular Section: (+974) 4493 0426/ hotline 5527 5123
Assistance to Nationals: (+974) 4483 2560/ hotline 6644 6303
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHinQatar
Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO): (+974) 4488 3858, 4486 8001, 4486 1220, 5054 0707, 3003 2248, 3030 4778, 3160 4400
SSS Representative: (+974) 5591 5961
Pag-IBIG Representative: (+974) 5021 1555
Google Map Location
The Philippine Embassy is in Doha. The exact location is St. No. 860, Zone 68, Jelaiah Area, Doha.