2013 Overseas Absentee Voting Closes, Counting Begins


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13 May 2013, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – the 2013 Overseas Absentee Voting in the Israel comes to an end at exactly 2:00pm local time (7:00pm Manila time) as mandated by law.

After the administrative preparations and the setting up of the designated areas, receipt of election paraphernalia for counting immediately followed. The Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG) headed by Consul Greg Marie Concha-Mariño turned over election materials to the Special Board of Election Inspectors who immediately convened and started the counting. Simultaneously with the closing of the voting, the Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC), chaired by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, convened and adjourned the session, noting that the SBOC will resume session upon receipt of electoral returns from the two SBEIs.

Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge said that the government has done its part to reach out to our Filipino workers in Israel for their voices to be heard and participate in decision making.

OFWs not only in Israel but also in other parts the world were given 30 days within which they could cast their votes at Philippine Embassies and Consulates closest to their places of work or residence. —END—