The Resolution No. 9567 from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) states that almost 240,000 migrant voters can be removed from NROAV because of their failure to vote in the 2007 and 2010 elections.
However, the Comelec decided to give the delinquent migrant voters a chance by filing a manifestation to participate in the May 2013 elections until December 21.
Affected voters can file their manifestation to participate in the upcoming elections by going to the embassies, consulates or Foreign Service establishments nearest to their location. It will then be forwarded the to the Comelec’s Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting.
The manifestation should specify the post where they are registered, their maternal middle name and birth date to “ascertain their identity.”
Update: The Dec 21 deadline is moved to January 11.