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Pinoys in HK invited to serve as poll inspectors in overseas voting

Philippine officials in Hong Kong have started a search for Filipinos there who can serve in a Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) for the overseas absentee voting in the coming midterm polls. The Commission on Elections and the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong listed the qualifications for membership in the SBEI. Overseas voting for the midterm elections in Hong Kong will be held from April 13 to May 13, the Consulate General said in an announcement on its website. It cited the following qualifications for members:
- Citizen of the Philippines - Good moral character and irreproachable reputation - Never been convicted of any election offense or of any crime punishable by more than six years' imprisonment or has no pending case filed against her/him for any election offense - Able to speak and write English or Filipino - Spouse must not be related within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity to any candidate for Senator or any nominee for the party-list system of representation - must be available to serve every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the whole duration of the election period - must be available to attend a training course on a date to be announced.
The Consulate General said information regarding the honorarium shall be provided as soon as it is received from the Comelec. Also it said, interested applicants must submit on or before March 3, Sunday, an application letter with curriculum vitae to the Philippine Consulate General at the 14th floor of United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty. The Consulate General can also be reached via email at; or fax at 2866-9885 or 2866-8559. "Applicants will be subject to further screening," it said. — LBG, GMA News