VP Candidate Advocates Online Voting for OFWs

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VP Candidate Advocates Online Voting for OFWs


Lakas-Kampi CMD vice presidential candidate Edu Manzano is throwing his support for online voting as an alternative mode of absentee voting by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).Manzano said the next administration should see to it that OFWs are able to securely cast their ballots on the Internet beginning in the 2013 mid-term elections."No effort and no spending should be spared to allow OFWs, wherever they may be, to readily exercise their sacred right to vote," he said. Online voting would go a long way in spurring more OFWs to participate in future polls, added the one-time vice mayor of Makati City and former chairman of the Optical Media Board."Most Filipinos abroad, whether in their workplaces or in their homes, have immediate Internet access. Otherwise, they can always proceed to the nearest Internet shop. In any case, they will surely find it easier to vote online," Manzano pointed out.At present, under the absentee voting system, overseas Filipinos may vote only either by mail, or by visiting the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate to cast their ballots. …

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