The bulk of the voters were recorded in Region 4-A (Calabarzon) with 6,059,168; National Capital Region (NCR), 5,347,649; and Region 3 (Central Luzon), 5,098,495.
Western Visayas (Region 6) with 3,577,665 and Central Visayas (Region 7) with 3,523,508 were also recorded of having big number of registered voters.
The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), on the other hand, was recorded of having the lowest number of registrants with only 809,979 as of July 20.
The COMELEC is optimistic that the number will increase towards the end of the deadline which is on October 31.
Meanwhile, the EBAD data also showed that a total of 2,736,047 new registrants were recorded during its continuing voters’ registration which started in February this year and will end this month of October.
The poll body earlier said it expects the number of registered voters to hit 48 million.
On the other hand, the registrations of close to six million Filipinos have been deactivated by the Comelec.
The data showed that as of July 20, a total of 5,606,964 voters have been declared ineligible due to various reasons.
Of the total number of deactivated individuals, 99.9 percent or 5,603,154 were delisted for failure to vote in two successive elections (2007 national elections and Barangay elections).
Other reasons for deactivation include the loss of Filipino citizenship (1,665); excluded by Court orders (1,071); ruled to incarceration no less than a year (947); having committed crime due to disloyalty to the Philippine government (115); and found to be insane or incompetent (12).
The registered voters are expected to participate in the 2010 national and local elections. (PNA)
Reference: Simbahang Lingkod Bayan and Andy Moran of Partido ng Marangal na Samabayan (PANGMASA)
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