How to Vote in Abu Dhabi, UAE for Philippine Elections 2022

The Philippine National Elections this 2022 is almost upon us. It will be held from April 10 to May 9, 2022. That being said Filipinos residing in Abu Dhabi, UAE can easily and safely vote for the upcoming elections after checking their names on the list of registered overseas voters at the Philippine embassy.

With this in mind, it’s important that registered overseas Filipinos know the steps and guidelines to vote in the coming elections in their respective countries.

However, keep in mind that this may differ from one location to the next, so be sure to follow the appropriate guidelines. Overseas voters in Abu Dhabi, UAE, are asked to check their details at the Philippine Embassy’s website before proceeding with the overseas voting procedure.

To get started, you may use this guide to learn the step-by-step approach for a seamless and hassle-free overseas voting experience from Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Note: For those who are based in Dubai and Northern Emirates, please follow this guide on how you can vote at the Philippine Consulate General office in Dubai.

How to Vote in Abu Dhabi,UAE for Philippine Elections 2022
Credits: PNA

Voting Guidelines in Abu Dhabi, UAE for the 2022 Philippine Elections

Filipinos in Abu Dhabi, UAE who are registered voters can now easily and securely cast their votes. After having verified their name o the country’s list of certified overseas voters (CLOV), the next thing you should do is to plan your trip to the Philippine foreign post between April 10 to May 9 (1 month) for the overseas voting process.

Of course, nobody wants to spend a long time waiting in a queue or delay their schedules on any day for that matter. Having said that, it’s ideal for overseas Filipino workers and residents in Abu Dhabi, UAE to plan their schedule for the overseas voting session. Here’s how to get started.

Here’s a post from the PH Embassy in UAE regarding the overseas voting process for registered voters. Please be advised of this update:

filipino overseas voting by comelec at philippine embassy uae procedure

Step by Step Procedure of Voting as a Filipino in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Step 1 – Check if your name is on the list of registered voters in Abu Dhabi, UAE here.

The Philippine  Embassy in Abu Dhabi has released the list of certified overseas voters (CLOV) 120 days before the start of the election period. Registered voters should find their names on the list. Those who do not, won’t be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.

Step 2 – Vote wisely.

At this stage, you should know who to vote for, including the candidates’ job history and political background, as well as their programs for employment, health, as well as 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 speedier review and documentation of the votes. Also, be certain that you have darkened all the relevant portions of the ballot so that you do not overlook any names for whom you wish to vote.

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

When you leave the embassy, this will serve as documentation that you have previously voted. That’s all! You may now leave the poll to go home, to work, spend the day with your friends, or unwind by yourself.

Overseas Filipino Voting Schedule in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The voting schedule for the overseas elections is as follows: From April 10, 2022, to May 9, 2022, the voting period is from 8 am local time to 7 pm Philippine time.

Walk-ins are welcome at the embassy at any time throughout this period. However, you will need to validate your information on-site to ensure that you are eligible to cast a vote for the ongoing overseas absentee voting.


The DFA has released a video regarding the forthcoming foreign elections. Details on the overseas voting process may be found here.

Voting overseas is necessary for every OFW and Filipino immigrant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in order to exercise one’s right and obligation to the country as a Filipino citizen.

Educating oneself on what to do and anticipate on election day is essential for all Filipinos, wherever they may be around the globe.

Overseas Filipinos have an entire month to cast their ballots. This should be enough time for them to prepare and do their research on who they should vote for the country’s next leader. Once they’ve decided, the officials from the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi will assist them in ensuring they cast their votes properly and without fail.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

During the election season, residents of the Philippines must carry their original passports or seafarers’ books to the polls. Residents with dual citizenship will also be needed to provide their ID card or certificate of approval in order to vote.

How do I know if I am a registered voter in Abu Dhabi, UAE?

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

How does COMELEC decide on which voter records to deactivate?

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) deactivated the records of voters who didn’t 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 identification cards across the country.

The Philippine Statistics Authority is actively putting the National ID system in place in the country. It is scheduled to be implemented in all foreign service jobs by 2022.

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

Filipinos in Abu Dhabi, UAE are encouraged to follow the Philippine Embassy’s different social media sites to stay up to speed on the latest election news.


The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE wants to make the overseas voting procedure as easy and comfortable for all Filipinos living in the nation as feasible. As a result, prior to April 10, they encourage Filipinos in the country to check the list of overseas voters (CLOV) before visiting the embassy to cast their votes.

READ NEXT: How to Contact Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE?

Contact Information

Embassy of the Philippines in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Address: W-48, Street No. 8, Sector 2-23, Plot 51, Al Qubaisat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Postal Address: P.O. Box 3215, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday : 7:30 am to 3:30pm; Friday : 7:30 am to 12:00 noon
Embassy Whatsapp No: +971 50 813 7836
Facebook Page:

Google Map Location