By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, May 7 (CNA) A large number of Philippine voters in Taiwan are expected to cast absentee
votes Sunday in their country’s presidential election, before the polls close the next day, according to a Philippine official posted in Taiwan.
“It’s a presidential election, so people are more interested,” Keefe Dela Cruz, director of Assistance to Nationals at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei, told CNA Saturday.
Over a one-month period leading up to the May 9 presidential election, registered Philippine voters in Taiwan have the option to cast absentee ballots at MECO offices in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, he said.
The polling stations are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until May 9, without any breaks, Cruz said.
There are approximately 30,600 registered absentee voters in Taiwan for the May 9 Philippine presidential election, and most of them are migrant workers, according to Cruz. [FULL STORY]