LOS ANGELES – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles are receiving more votes in the mail and is getting frequent foot traffic as overseas absentee voters cast their ballots before the May 9 deadline.
“We are encouraging people to pretty much come to the consulate before that time because we don’t want them inconvenience or worse, their votes not counted for in the election, “ Consul General Leo Herrera Lim said.
Lim wants to remind those that live out-of-state and outside the greater L.A. area to mail in their ballots as soon as possible.
“We encourage all Filipinos to mail in your ballots, preferably by May 3, so that we’ll recieve it before the deadline,” Lim said. “We encourage everybody to come out and vote. It’s a unique experience for those Filipinos overseas to show their adherence to the democracy and future of the Philippines.”
Those who have not received their ballots should check online at philippineconsulatela.org
The L.A. polls are open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., however, on Sunday, May 8 the precinct will stay open until 2 a.m.
Voters like Vicky Magturo said the process is quick and easy.
“I feel good tapos mahirap lang pumili ng party list. Ang dami hindi ko alam kung Alin pero finally naka choose Na ako. President Vice President dali tsaka yung senators,” Magturo said.