May 23, 2024

More than two million Filipinos have applied to become registered voters for the May 2025 midterm elections, the Commission on Elections reported on April 17.
Based on the poll body’s latest data, it has already processed 2,082,744 voter applications from Feb. 12 to April 16.
The region that has the most number of applicants is Calabarzon with 386,256. Of the number, 200,525 are female and 195,731 are male.
It is followed by the National Capital Region with 312,865 (170,607 females and 142,258 males).
Completing the top five regions are Central Luzon with 243,583 (124,866 females and 118,717 males); Central Visayas with 151,880 (76,745 females and 75,235 males); and Davao Region with 109,501 (55,189 females and 54,312 males).
The areas that recorded the lowest number of registrants are the Cordillera with 24,390 (13,042 females and 11,348 males); Mimaropa with 51,485 (26,277 females and 25,208 males); and Caraga with 56,512 (44,254 females and 41,382 males).
The Comelec is projecting some three million new voters during the seven-month registration period which runs until Sept. 30.
Meanwhile, the poll body also reported that over 2,000 individuals have submitted voter applications during the two-day Special Register Anywhere Program and Satellite Registration activities held at Moro Islamic Liberation Front camps in Maguindanao del Norte.
The voter registration activities were held at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town and at Camp Abubakar in Barira on April 15 and 16.
A total of 1,636 applicants signed up at Camp Darapanan while 695 individuals signed up at Camp Abubakar.
This is the first voter registration activity held by the poll body in these MILF strongholds. – PNA