How to Vote in Malaysia for Philippine Elections 2022

The 2022 Philippine National Elections are quickly approaching. It will take place between the 10th of April and the 9th of May, 2022. Having said that, Filipinos residing in Malaysia can vote promptly and securely in the next elections by confirming their details against the list of certified overseas voters at the Philippine Embassy.

With this in mind, it is vital that registered overseas Filipinos understand the processes and conditions for voting in the overseas elections in their respective countries.

Keep in mind, however, that this may differ from area to region, so make sure you follow standard procedures. Before commencing the overseas voting procedure, overseas voters in Malaysia are asked to double-check their information on the website of the Philippine Embassy.

To get started, consult this guide to discover the step-by-step procedure for a smooth and hassle-free overseas voting experience from Malaysia.

Voting Guidelines in Kuala Lumpur for the 2022 Philippine Elections

How to Vote in Malaysia for Philippine Elections 2022
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Filipinos who are registered voters in Malaysia may now vote fast and securely. After validating their name on the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV), the next step is to participate in the overseas voting procedure at the Philippine foreign post between April 10 and May 9 (1 month).

Of course, no one enjoys spending a lengthy time in line or having their plans disturbed on any given day. It is, nonetheless, best for overseas Filipino workers and residents in Malaysia to plan for the overseas voting session. Here’s how to get started.

Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Malaysia

Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Malaysia here.

Step 2 – Vote wisely.

At this stage, you should know who to vote for, including the candidates’ working histories and political backgrounds, as well as their policies on employment, health, foreign workers and immigration, to mention a few.

Step 3 – Cast your ballot in the vote-counting machine or VCM (formerly known as the PCOS machine).

This will allow for a more efficient review and counting of votes. Also, ensure that you have shaded all relevant portions of the ballot so that you do not overlook any names of whom you wish to vote.

Step 4 – Get the indelible ink marked on your index finger.

This will act as documentation that you voted earlier when you exit the Embassy. That’s all! You may now leave the poll to go home, to work, spend the day with your friends, or unwind privately.

Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Malaysia

Voting for the overseas elections begins at 8 a.m. local time to 7 p.m. Philippine time from April 10, 2022 through May 9, 2022,

Walk-ins are welcome at the Embassy during this time. However, you must validate your information on-site to ensure that you are eligible to vote in the ongoing overseas absentee voting.


The DFA has released a public advisory film on the upcoming international elections. More information on the procedure for voting from abroad may be found here.

To fulfill their right and devotion to the country as Filipino citizens, every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Malaysia must vote overseas.

All Filipinos, no matter where they are in the world, must educate themselves on what to do and anticipate on election day.

Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to cast their votes. This should give them plenty of time to plan and investigate who they should vote for as the country’s next leader. Once they’ve made their selection, personnel from the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia will assist them in voting accurately and consistently.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to be able to vote in the 2022 National Elections?

During the voting season, Filipino citizens must carry their original passports or mariners’ books to the polls. Malaysians with dual citizenship must also present their ID card or certificate of authorization in order to vote.

How do I know if I am a registered voter in Malaysia?

The list of Filipino voters from Malaysia, as well as Filipino seafarers, may be accessed on the website of the Commission of Elections (COMELEC) or at the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia. Only registered voters in the Philippines will be able to vote in the 2022 elections.

How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will only deactivate the records of voters who did not vote in at least two elections.

When can applicants collect their Voter’s ID?

Due to the implementation of Republic Act 11055, or the National ID System, the Commission on Elections has halted the distribution and production of voter identity cards across the nation.

The Philippine Statistics Authority is working hard to put the country’s National ID system in place. By 2022, it is expected to be implemented in all foreign service posts.

Where can I find important information and updates on overseas voting?

Filipinos in Malaysia are encouraged to follow the Philippine Embassy’s different social media sites to stay up to speed on election news.


The Philippine Embassy in Malaysia strives to make the overseas voting procedure as easy and comfortable for all Filipinos living in the nation as possible. As a result, they encourage Filipinos in the country to double-check the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) before going to the Embassy to vote starting April 10.

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Contact Information

Embassy of the Philippines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Address:     No. 1 Changkat Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone Nos:     +(603) 2148-4233
Emergency No:     +(6017) 347-5487 (for non-office hours, weekends and holidays)
Fax No.:     +(603) 2148-3576
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Office Hours:     Monday to Friday (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

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