Negros voters could exceed 1.5M-A A +A
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) expects that for the 2013 elections, the total number of registered voters in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental can reach more than 1.5 million.
Lawyer Jessie Suarez, Comelec provincial supervisor, said there is a significant increase in the number of voters who beat the October 31 deadline.
In Bacolod City alone, Comelec reported that more than 10,000 are expected to register until end of this month.
The increase would include new voters and those who are reactivating their names in the voters’ lists.
As of August 22, Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, has a total of 1,436,019 voters.
Per record from the Comelec provincial office, Negros Occidental has 1,195,793 total number of registered voters, while Bacolod City has 240,226.
The province’s first district has a total registered voters of 188,113; second district has 164,893; third district with 235,502; fourth district with 190,390; fifth district with 209,729; and sixth district with 207,166.
As to the total number of precincts, Comelec records show that Negros Occidental has 8,122 established precincts with 3,465 clustered precincts, while Bacolod City has 1,655 established precincts with 772 clustered precincts.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 16, 2012.