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Over 24K register in La Union to vote in Barangay, SK elections

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 28 (PIA) – A total of 24,185 individuals in La Union province have signed up in the voter registration for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE), according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
 
Lawyer Joel Gines, provincial election supervisor in La Union, said the three-week registration had a huge turnout of voters.
 
“Base sa datos na inilabas ng poll body’s election and barangay affairs department, makikita dito na majority ng registrants ay may edad 15 hanggang 17 na may kabuuang bilang na 13,509,” Gines said.
 
He said, a total of 4,662 were ages 18 to 30 years old and 461 registrants were 31 years old and above.
 
Further, the COMELEC logged 2,403 applications for transfer of voting place from other cities or municipalities, 726 transfer within the same city or municipality, 102 transfer with reactivation, 34 transfer with reactivation and correction of entries, and 129 transfer with correction of entries.
 
There were a total number of 984 applicants for reactivation, 216 for reactivation with correction of entries, 686 for change of names or correction of entries, and 249 applications for transfer from overseas to local voting.
 
Meanwhile, COMELEC assured the continuous preparations despite proposals to postpone the elections anew.
 
The voter registration for BSKE concluded on July 23. (JCR/AMB/KJCR, PIA La Union)
 

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