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60T voters for brgy., SK polls

60T voters for brgy., SK polls

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60T voters for brgy., SK polls

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Bohol expects 60,951 new voters to participate in the synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections on October 31.

Of the number, 47,590 registered to vote for SK elections, aged 15-17; while 13,361 aged 18 and above registered as regular voters where those 18-30 years old will vote for both SK and barangay officials.

Ubay topped the list with a total of 3,590 applying for registration, followed by Carmen with 2,648. Talibon ranked 3rd with 2,562 applying for registration, then Tubigon with 2,254 applicants, and Candijay with 1,823.

The same order showed for SK registration applicants where Ubay had 2,485, Carmen with 2,110, Talibon with 1,765, Tubigon with 1,528, and Candijay with 1,423.

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For first-time voters, aged 18-above, Ubay also topped with 885; followed by Talibon with 639, then Tubigon with 528, Carmen with 435, and Trinidad with 396 in the Top 5.

Tagbilaran City which has a total of 1,496 expected new voters has 1,013 voting for SK officials only, and 355 18-above new voters.

Newly registered voters will be added to the 798,768 voters in the Mayo 9 elections.

Comelec-Bohol processed a total of 65,146 applications relative to voters’ registration for the October 31 polls.

Of the number, at least 2,884 applied for reactivation of their registration, 17 applied for transfer of registration record of overseas voters, 361 applied for change of name, 409 applied for correction of entries, eight applied for reinstatement of their names in the list of voters, and 516 applied for reactivation and change or correction.

Comelec-Bohol consolidated this in the voter’s registration period from July 15-30.

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Provincial Election Supervisor Elesio Labaria said those aged 18-30 can vote for SK and barangay officials, but only only those aged 18-24 can run for SK positions.

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The bulk of the registration came on deadline day, July 30, as the usual pattern in past registration of voters, Labaria noted.

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