Cordillera has 906,162 registered voters for May polls


BAGUIO CITY: The Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Cordillera said on Saturday the region has 906,162 registered voters for the May 9, 2016 polls. Benguet has the most voters with 204,497 followed by Abra with 156,968; Baguio with 147,794; Kalinga with 121,375; Ifugao with 112,328; Mountain Province with 98,333 and Apayao with 64,867. There are also 9,656 persons with disability who registered and are eligible to vote with 3,336 in Abra; 2,633 in Kalinga; 1,479 in Ifugao; 843 in Benguet; Apayao 835 in Apayao; 530 in Mountain Province and 192 in Baguio City. Lawyer Vanessa Roncal, Comelec-Cordillera assistant regional director, said cell phones are not allowed in the voting precincts and vote receipts are also not allowed to be brought out of the precincts. “We should be vigilant and report any unlawful acts committed by the candidates, supporters and the voters so that we will have an honest, orderly, peaceful elections,” Roncal stated.


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