2,653,594 new voters—last 2 months for registration!!!!!

4 09 2009

The country now has 2,653,594 new voters, the Commission on Elections announced Wednesday. The poll body’s announcement came after news reports surfaced recently quoting Senator Francis Escudero as saying that the ongoing voter registration has yielded only 841,200.

“We wish to inform the public that as of June 30, 2009, we now have more than 2.6 million new voters nationwide,” COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez clarified.

“We expect the number to even increase especially since most Filipinos prefer to register during the 11th hour,” he added.

Jimenez attributed the high registration turn-out to the active participation of media organizations and citizens’ groups in encouraging the youth to register coupled with the COMELEC’s intensified campaign to promote voter registration. ###

Lifted from ecomelec

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16 09 2009

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