Absentee voting, dual citizens

FILIPINO citizens abroad can vote for candidates for president, vice president, senator and party-list representative by virtue of Republic Act NO. 9189 or the Overseas Absentee Voting Actf 2003.

The absentee-voting option is also available for members of the armed forces, police and government service, who have been assigned temporarily to places where they are not registered voters to perform election duties. However, they are allowed to vote only for candidates for president, vice president, senator and party-list representative.

Filipinos with dual citizenship may elect officials for national and local posts.

Those who return to the country in time for the elections may vote as long as they are registered voters.

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