The Philippine National Elections in 2022 are rapidly approaching. It will take place between April 10 and May 9, 2022. That being said, Filipinos living in Hong Kong can vote quickly and safely in the next elections by checking their names against the list of certified overseas voters at the Philippine Consulate-General.
Be advised that the overseas voting in Hong Kong will take place at The Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre, 55 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town.
With this in mind, it is critical that registered abroad Filipinos understand the procedures and requirements for voting in the upcoming elections in their respective nations.
However, bear in mind that this may vary from region to location, so make sure you follow the proper requirements. Overseas voters in Hong Kong are encouraged to double-check their information on the Philippine Consulate-General’s website before beginning the overseas voting process.
To get started, you may use this guide to learn the step-by-step approach for a seamless and hassle-free overseas voting experience from Hong Kong.
Voting Guidelines in Hong Kong for the 2022 Philippine Elections at the Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre
Filipinos in Hong Kong who are registered voters may now vote quickly and securely. After verifying their name on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV), the next step is to schedule a trip to the Philippine foreign post for the overseas voting procedure between April 10 and May 9 (1 month).
Of course, no one likes to spend a long time standing in line or to have their plans disrupted on any given day. However, it is ideal for overseas Filipino workers and Hong Kong residents to prepare their schedules for the offshore voting session. Here’s how to get going.
Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Hong Kong
Pinoys in Hong Kong, the overseas voting will be held at The Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre, 55 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town. Please check the steps below for your reference:
Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Hong Kong here.
Step 2 – Vote wisely.
You should know who to vote for at this point, including the candidates’ job history and political background, as well as their policies for employment, health, foreign workers and immigration, to name a few.
Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).
This will enable a more expedient examination and recording of the votes. Also, make assured that you have darkened all relevant sections of the ballot so that you do not miss any names for whom you intend to vote.
Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.
When you leave the Consulate-General, this will serve as proof that you voted earlier. That’s it! You may now exit the poll to go home, to work, enjoy the day with your friends, or relax by yourself.
Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Hong Kong
The voting period for the overseas elections is from 8 a.m. local time to 7 p.m. Philippine time from April 10, 2022, to May 9, 2022.
During this whole period, walk-ins are welcome at the Consulate-General. You must, however, authenticate your details on-site to guarantee that you are qualified to vote in the ongoing overseas absentee voting.
Philippine Consulate General Hong Kong Advisory
The PCG Hongkong has released an advisory about the voting schedule and guide about the voting process to be held at the Kenny Town
Overseas voting from 10 April to 9 May 2022 will be conducted at The Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre, 55 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town.
How to Get There (Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre)
- MTR – Take the MTR Blue Line towards Kennedy Town and alight at Kennedy Town Terminus, then take a 5-minute walk towards Victoria Road to Bayanihan Centre.
- BUS – Take Bus number 1, 5B, 5c, 10, 101, 104, 113, and alight at Kennedy Town Bus Terminal
- TRAM – Take the Tram towards Kennedy Town and alight at Kennedy Town Tram Terminus Stop, then take a 5-minute walk towards Victoria Road to Bayanihan Centre.
Tips Before Voting Day
- Make sure to pick a convenient time within the set voting schedule to avoid crowd.
- Familiarize yourself with Bayanhian Centre’s locatoin anc create a transportation plan to reach the voting site.
- Prepare a list of your candidates, proof of identity (Philippine passport and/or Hong Kong ID), other personal essentials such as water to keep you hydrated.
Tips During Voting Day
- First come, First Served with Priority Lane for Seniors, PWD, and Pregnant Voters.
- Bring and present your Philippine passport and/or Hong Kong ID.
- Proceed to Voter Search Section to check your polling precinct.
- Get your ballot, secrecy folder, marker, and proceed to a vacant area
- Observe social distancing and follow Hong Kong’s anti-pandemic measures at all times.Accomplish the ballot by fully shading the oval appearing before the name of the candidate you wish to vote for.
- Do not overvote. If more than the allowed number of seats for the position is chosen, NO vote will be counted for the position.
- Take your time!
- Feed the ballot into the Vote Counting Machine (VCM).
- Check your Voter Verification Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and then deposit it in the receptacle.
- Do not wear, bring or show any campaign materials or paraphernalia within the voting site.
- Poll watchers should remain at their designated areas and should not mingle or talk with voters.
- Do not overvote. Undervoting is however, allowed.
- Avoid loitering and gathering around the voting site.
- The Hong Kong Police has informed the Consulate that its officers will be patrolling the vicinity of Bayanihan Centre to enforce social distancing and other anti-pandemic measures.
The voter shall NOT
- Be accompanied by anybody in accomplishing the ballot, except in case of an illiterate or person with disability;
- Speak with anyone while accomplishing the ballot;
- Intentionally deface, or erase any printing on the ballot or put theron any distinguishing marl
- Use cameras, mobile phones or other means for making a copy of the ballot, or make use of any other means to identify the vote;
- Prepare the ballot without the use of a ballot secrecy folder, or exhibit its contents to any person;
- Bring the ballot outside the polling place; and
- Bring the vote receipt outside the polling place.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Consulate at 5995-9630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the infographic as shared by PCG HK:
Video: HALINA’T BUMOTO!
The DFA has published a video about the upcoming international elections. More information on the abroad voting procedure may be found here.
Every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Hong Kong must vote overseas in order to fulfil their right and commitment to the country as a Filipino citizen.
It is critical for all Filipinos, wherever they may be in the world, to educate themselves on what to do and expect on election day.
Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to vote. This should give people ample time to prepare and perform research on who they should vote for as the country’s future leader. Once they’ve made their decision, staff from the Philippine Consulate-General in Hong Kong will help them in casting their ballots correctly and consistently.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?
Citizens of the Philippines must bring their original passports or mariners’ books to the polls during the election season. Hong Kong residents having dual citizenship must additionally provide their ID card or certificate of authorisation in order to vote.
How do I know if I am a registered voter in Hong Kong?
The list of Hong Kong voters, as well as the list of Filipino seafarers, may be found on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website or at the Philippine Consulate-General in Hong Kong. In the Philippines, only registered voters will be eligible to vote in the 2022 elections.
How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?
The records of voters who did not vote in at least two elections were deactivated by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
When can applicants collect their Voter’s ID?
The Commission on Elections has paused the distribution and fabrication of voter identity cards across the country due to the implementation of Republic Act 11055, or the National ID System.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is working hard to implement the National ID system in the country. It is slated for implementation in all foreign service occupations by 2022.
Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?
Filipinos in Hong Kong are invited to remain up to date on election news by following the Philippine Consulate-General’s various social media platforms.
Where is the location to vote in hong Kong?
The Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre, 55 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town. Please check the map guide location here – https://goo.gl/maps/zkUN2SMJubaziauz5
The Philippine Consulate-General in Hong Kong wishes to make the overseas voting process as simple and convenient as possible for all Filipinos living in the country. As a result, they advise Filipinos in the nation to verify the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before going to the Consulate-General to vote starting April 10.
Consulate-General of the Philippines in Hong Kong
Address: 14th Floor, United Centre 95 Queensway, Admiralty Hong Kong
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday)
Tel : 2823 8500 (Switchboard)
Fax : 2866 9885 / 2866 8559
Main E-mail Addresses: email@example.com
Google Map Location
The voting process in Hong Kong will be held at the Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre. Please see the map guide below: