(27 April 2022)


The Consulate General of the Philippines in Nagoya wishes to inform the Filipino public in the Chubu region as follows:

1. 100% Mailed Out… We have mailed all 8,548 ballots to the overseas voters listed in the Consulate’s Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV).

2. …to Voters in our CLOV. Only voters whose names appear in the Consulate’s CLOV have been sent their ballots. If your name appears in the Consulate’s CLOV but you have not received your ballot, please visit the Consulate’s website at to check if your name appears in the list of voters whose addresses are incomplete or whose ballots have been returned to the Consulate.

3. …Follow Instructions… Please read and understand the instructions enclosed in the mailing packet sent to you, before you fill out your ballot. Avoid leaving any stray marks on the ballot and use only permanent ink to shade the circle corresponding to your chosen candidate(s).

4. …Mail Ballots ASAP… We encourage voters to mail back their ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible. The last day for the Consulate to receive the ballots is on 09 May 2022 (8:00 PM, Japan time). It is best to mail back your ballots early.

You may return your ballot through a drop box located on the 2nd floor of the Consulate. The ballot drop box is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 on weekdays, and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on weekends and holidays.

5. …Avoid Prohibited Acts… Voters are also reminded to refrain from committing prohibited acts, which include taking pictures of the official ballots, tearing, defacing, or destroying ballots, spreading of alarming reports or false information, orders or circulars, among others.

For reference on prohibited acts considered as an election offense, you may access the following link from the website of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC):


6. …Contact Us… Please check or our official Facebook page for updates on overseas voting. We may be contacted through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your concerns on overseas voting, including your ballots.

7. … and Refrain from Spreading False Information. The Consulate shares in the aspiration of every Filipino for a clean, orderly, and peaceful election. Let us refrain from spreading false and/or misleading information about the election process, and instead proactively check the facts and contact the Consulate for questions on overseas voting.

“The only difference between being uninformed and misinformed is that one is your choice and the other is theirs.”—Frank K. Sonnenberg