Los Angeles, 09 May 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles reiterates its calls for Registered Overseas Voters to submit their ballots. The deadline for Overseas Voting for the 13 May 2013 elections will terminate on 13 May 2013 at 4 a.m. Los Angeles time.
Los Angeles leads all Foreign Service Posts in the Americas on the number of registered voters for the 2013 Philippine elections.
As of today, the Consulate General has received a total of 2,783 ballots representing a five-fold increase compared to the voter-turnout of 201 in the 2007 senatorial elections.
Overseas Voters (OV) who have not yet received their mailed ballots may proceed to the Philippine Consulate General and be provided with ballots to be able to vote. Pursuant to the COV Guideline No. 2013-06 dated 02 May 2013 issued by the Committee on Overseas Voting (COV), ballots received after 4 a.m. Los Angeles time on 13 May 2013 shall be invalidated. Overseas Voters are therefore encouraged to vote and personally submit their ballots early.