The Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) announced today, 24 May 2019, that the 2019 elections reached a new milestone for overseas voting.
It has to be noted that the 2019 elections can be seen as the culminating activity belonging to a three-year cycle, beginning with the voter registration in 2016, six months after the Presidential elections.
Riding on the previous record-breaking number of overseas voter registrants for the 2014-2016 cycle which saw a total of 1.3 million overseas voters, the 2016-2019 cycle witnessed a further increase of interest among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total number of registered overseas voters to 1.8 million by the end of the registration period.
In terms of voter turnout per Embassy (PE)/ Consulate General (PCG), the top ten are as follows: Hong Kong PCG (36,009); Dubai PCG (28,487); Singapore PE (25,110); Abu Dhabi PE (15,806); Kuwait PE (15,558); Riyadh PE (14,616); Jeddah PCG (11,484); Tokyo PE (10,744); San Francisco PCG (9,630); and New York PCG (9,045). For the regional breakdown, Middle East and Africa took the lead at 121,240 followed by Asia Pacific at 113,139, the Americas at 54,834, and Europe at 45,715.