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Comelec: More than 200k applied in 2nd week of voter registration

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 10:02 PM August 16, 2019
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Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. PHOTO by RYAN LEAGOGO / INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Friday that it received more than 200,000 applications on the second week of the two-month voter registration period.

Specifically, Comelec received 269,087 applications nationwide since it started the voter registration on August 1.

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Of the number, 159,126 applications come from first-time registrants, of which 36,649 applications are from those aged from 15 to 17 while 122,477 are from those aged 18 years and above.

Comelec said Region IV-A had the highest turnout for regular voters with 43,777 applications while Region I had the highest number of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) registrants with 5,880 applications.

Comelec added that there are more women applicants with 144,202 than men which is at 124,885.

READ: Comelec: Voter registration period set Aug. 1 to Sept. 30

The voter registration was opened ahead of the barangay and SK elections which is expected on May 11, 2020.

On the first week, Comelec accepted a total of 100,399 applications nationwide.

READ: Over 100,000 applied in 1st week of voter registration — Comelec

The Commission reminded the public that it will accept applications until September 30, 2019 from Mondays to Saturdays including holidays.

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