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Negros has most
voters in Region 6

BY CARLA GOMEZ

The Commission on Elections-6 has officially listed 4,096,640 registered voters in Western Visayas for the May 2013 elections, with Negros Occidental and Bacolod City registering the highest number at 1,574,784.

This is followed by Iloilo province and Iloilo City with 1,270,100, Capiz with 457,379, Aklan with 328,642, Antique with 318,214 and Guimaras with 100,521.

Negros Occidental has 1,315,482 registered voters and Bacolod City has 259,302, Provincial Elections Officer Jessie Suarez said.

The local government units with the most number of registered voters are Kabankalan City with 87,845, Bago City – 85,921, Cadiz City – 85,132, Silay City – 72,595, and San Carlos City – 72,028, he said.

LGUs with the lowest number of voters of less than 20,000 are Candoni – 11,895, Don Salvador Benedicto – 12,570, San Enrique – 15,467 and Pulupandan – 16,399, he added.

The third district of Negros Occidental has the highest number of registered voters at 257,701, followed by the fifth district with 233,964 and the sixth district with 232,403, Suarez said.

There are 601 barangays and 1,732 precincts in Negros Occidental, excluding Bacolod City.*CPG

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