More than four (4) million Filipinos have turned up for the two-month voter registration conducted by the Commission on Elections.
Latest data from the Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD) show that a total of 4,097,003 applications were received nationwide from August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
Applications from Regular registrants or those aged 18 years and above reached 3,082,396, while applications from those 15 to 17 years of age who are qualified to vote for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) positions number at 1,014,607.
There are more female than male registrants, at 2,150,259 and 1,946,744, respectively.
“A turnout this high far exceeds the projected number of new registered voters for the year 2020. This is true for the 16 regions in the country. For the Regular applicants, the nationwide average is 152% more than what was statistically expected,” Spokesperson James Jimenez said.
Based on statistics provided by the Election Records and Statistics Department (ERSD), the projected total number of new registered voters for those who are 18 years old and above is 2,030,630.
Meanwhile, the estimated number of new registrants aged 15 to 17 years is 1,229,859 as against the 1,014,607 total number of applications processed.
As mandated by law, the system of continuing registration will resume if Congress decides to defer the 2020 Barangay and SK Elections.
“Once a bill postponing the polls is signed into law by the President, we will announce a new period of voter registration,” Jimenez added. (Comelec PR)
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