Comelec sees 60% voter turnout in Maguindanao plebiscite | Inquirer News

Comelec sees 60% voter turnout in Maguindanao plebiscite

/ 08:44 AM September 16, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec)  is  expecting a good voter turnout in the Maguindanao plebiscite scheduled on Saturday, Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said on Friday.

Laudiangco said the election body is expecting a 60-percent voter turnout or 818,000 voters in 545 barangays who will vote for or against the split of Maguindanao in two provinces.

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“We know that they are fully aware that there is a plebiscite that will be happening, So we are hoping, really, and anticipating a high voting turnout,” Laudiangco said, when interviewed on ABS-CBN News Channel. 

“We are expecting, hopefully, we will achieve 60 percent of voting. Traditionally, the plebiscite voting is around that figure,” he added.

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The referendum will determine whether or not the people of Maguindanao will accept Republic Act No. 11550, a law that will split the province into Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur.

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