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Cast your ballots in mid-term elections

Cast your ballots in mid-term elections

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office has received more voting packets from the Commission on Elections last week, MECO announced over the weekend.
"The (said bundle) consists of packets of envelopes returned by the Taiwan Post Office to (the Comelec) for 'insufficient address.' Kindly alert your readers to contact us if they have registered as absentee voters in Taiwan and have yet to receive their ballots from Comelec. They may be included in the bundle sent by Comelec to (MECO)," said Carlo Aquino, head of MECO's assistance to nationals section.
Last Sunday, MECO published in Kabayan (April 22, pages 14 and 15) the names of overseas absentee voters in Taiwan whose voting envelopes were mailed by Comelec to MECO Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung.
Registered Filipino absentee voters in Taiwan are also now provided with a third option in exercising their right to vote, Aquino added.
In addition to mailing or hand-carrying their ballots to MECO's Taipei, Taichung or Kaohsiung office, they may also drop their ballots at drop boxes manned by MECO personnel at the following venues:
Northern Taiwan: St. Christopher's Church (Zhongshan North Road, Taipei City) on April 29, May 6, and May 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus c/o Hope Workers' Center on April 29, May 6 and May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the Immaculate Conception Church c/o Hsinchu Migrant Workers' Desk on April 29, May 6, and May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central Taiwan: Ugnayan Migrant and Immigrant Center in Tantzu, Taichung County on April 29 and May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Immaculate Conception Church (Fushing Road, Taichung City) on April 29 and May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Holy Cross Church in Changhua City on April 29 and May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Mengo Dormitory, Tanfu Dormitory and PanAsia Dormitory on April 30 and May 7 from 9 a.m. yo 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Forhouse Dormitory (Taya, Taichung County) on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon; Ritek Boys' and Girls' Dormitory (Miaoli County) on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; Holy Rosary Church (Touliu, Yunlin County) on May 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Formosa Plastics Dormitory (Mailiao, Yunlin County) on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; and AU Optronics (Taichung City) on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Southern Taiwan: Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone Dormitory on April 30 and May 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Holy Spirit Church of Po Ai (Chiayi City) on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Mary Help of Christians Church (Tainan City) on May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Green House (Nantze Export Processing Zone) on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Ladies Dormitory (Nantze Export Processing Zone) on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Yellow House (Nantze Export Processing Zone) on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and St. Mary's Church in Kaohsiung City on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All MECO offices will still be open everyday, including Saturdays and Sundays, to receive hand-carried ballots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on May 14, 2007. On May 14, MECO will only be receiving ballots until 3 p.m.
Voters are reminded to detach the coupon from the ballot, place it inside the "Outer" envelope, sign the "Outer" envelope and seal the "Outer" envelope with the paper seal.
Registered absentee voters in Taiwan who have yet to receive their ballots from Comelec may inquire at MECO Taipei at tel. no. (02) 2778-6511 to 14 local 237 and 238; MECO Taichung at tel. no. (04) 2229-5901; and at MECO Kaohsiung at tel. no. (07) 3985-935 to 36.


Updated : 2021-06-23 07:10 GMT+08:00