The Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC) of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong successfully transmitted to COMELEC the Certificate of Canvass for all Foreign Service Posts in China this afternoon at 2:58 p.m.
PH Consul General Raly L. Tejada announced at the end of the 30-day Overseas Voting (OV) in Hong Kong that a higher overseas voter turnout has been registered in this year’s National and Local Elections.
Despite the limitations and restrictions due to the 5th Covid wave in Hong Kong, Post set a record-breaking voter turnout rate of 64.18%. A total of 60,252 voters, out of 93,886 registered Filipino voters in Hong Kong participated in this year's overseas voting.
Consul General Tejada expressed his appreciation to the Filipino Community in Hong Kong for their patience and perseverance that made this year’s elections a big success. He also commended all PCG personnel and election volunteers for their hard work and unquestionable integrity.
“Even the Hong Kong Police was impressed with the orderly and efficient manner by which we conducted these elections. With a record (AES) voter turn-out of more than 60k - the 2022 overseas election in Hong Kong is certainly one for the books!”, he added.