Published works

47M Filipinos expected to vote—Comelec

Posted on: September 10, 2009

47M Filipinos expected to vote—Comelec

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 13:09:00 09/10/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Inquirer Politics

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) expects about 46 to 47 million Filipinos will register for next year’s polls, its spokesman said Friday.

James Jimenez made the projection based on the 45.487 million voters, including 2.72 million first-time voters, who have enlisted with the poll body between December 2008 and June this year.

“We estimate that the total number of registered voters for the 2010 elections will be between 46 [million] to 47 million. Right now we have 45,487,634 voters and we expect more voter applicants as we near the registration deadline set on October 31,” said Jimenez.

Jimenez said the estimated number of voters for the 2010 general elections is in close range with that of the 2007 polls’ 48.218 million.

Driving this are the high interest of Filipinos to participate during presidential elections and the increasing awareness on electoral participation, especially among first time voters, he said.

Jimenez lauded the registered youth and first-time voters whose total number reached 2.736 million—close to the number estimated by Comelec—according to the approved voter records from the Comelec Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD).

EBAD director Teopisto Elnas said between December 2008 to June this year, the Comelec has delisted 6.159 million voters from the computerized voters’ list mainly due to failure to vote in two elections and death.

Elnas said the Comelec Election Registration Board has also approved 3.409 million voters in the last three quarterly hearings.

These include new voters, reactivated records at 126,744, transferred records within a municipality or another at 697,837, voters who filed inclusion and reinstatement of records at 146,290, and voters who filed change or correction of entries at 230,610, he said.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Timeline

September 2009
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Pages

Anna Valmero Tweets

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Top Clicks

  • None
%d bloggers like this: