Large turnout expected as Polls to open at Philippines embassy in Doha

Thousands of Filipinos living in Qatar are expected to start voting tomorrow, casting ballots to elect a new president, vice-president and a dozen senators.

An official at the Philippines embassy in Qatar told Doha News that diplomatic staff spent roughly three years registering eligible residents in the Gulf state, adding an additional 17,000 individuals to voter rolls.

That brings the total number of registered voters to approximately 40,000 out of the estimated 250,000 Filipinos living in Qatar.