Comelec achieves target number in voter registration

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it was able to achieve its target of not less than 1.5 million voters registered one week before the registration deadline.

Based on latest data as of January 22, the Comelec said a total of 1,537,872 applicants filed their voter application in all registration sites in relation to the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataang Elections (BSKE).

In the poll body’s original projection, more than 1.5 million up to 2 million applicants registered during the registration period that started last December 12, 2022 and will run until January 31, 2023.

The number of new registrants include 442,330 new voters aged 15 to 17 years old; 397,323 voters aged 18 to 30; and 86,818 voters aged 31 years old and above.

On the other hand, a total of 7,555 applicants filed their application using the Register Anywhere Project (RAP) booths located in malls, universities and government offices.

The number of those who filed for transfer from other cities and municipalities reached 4,525 while 2,167 applied for transfer to the same city or municipality for SK applicants.

There were also 59,203 who filed to reactivate their registration, and 16,019 requested for reactivation with corrections in entries.

A total of 72,067 filed for correction of entry; 93 for inclusion in the voters’ list; and 35 for reinstatement of names in the list of voters.

For the barangay voter applicants, there were 325,999 who applied for mula from other cities/municipalities while 82,513 applied for transfer to the same city and municipality.

A total of 14,092 requested for transfer reactivation; 4,853 requested for transfer with reactivation and correction of entries; and 16,718 applied for transfer with correction of entries.

There were also 6,137 applicants who applied for transfer from being an overseas voter to local voter.

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