MAP: How PH voted in 2010 barangay elections
MANILA, Philippines – On Monday, October 28, over 54 million registered voters will head to polling precincts for the 2013 barangay elections, the 7th under the 1987 Constitution. (READ: Barangay in numbers)
However, based on records from previous elections, not all registered voters exercise this constitutional right to cast their ballots. In the last barangay elections on Oct 25, 2010, only 70.74% of voters participated.
Will the voter turnout in 2013 increase or decrease? Rappler maps voter turnout data in 2007 and 2010 for comparison purposes. The data for both years was obtained from the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Select a radio button below to view the maps. Take note of the color legend used for each map.
Click a province on the map to view its voter turnout data.
(Note: Percentage differences might not be exact due to rounding. Voter turnout data in 61 towns for 2010 and 37 towns for 2007 were missing or incomplete.)
The map reflects a surprising fact: only 56% of registered voters in Metro Manila participated in the 2010 barangay polls.
Three provinces surrounding Metro Manila – Cavite, Laguna and Rizal – also had a low voter turnout, at 61%, 64% and 55%, respectively. The turnout in these areas is almost the same as that in southern Mindanao and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
ARMM is composed of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
On the other hand, turnout is high in the Ilocos Region (Region I), the Bicol Region (Region V), the whole of Visayas, the Northern Mindanao Region (Region X) and the Caraga Region.
At the provincial level, turnout is highest in Ilocos Sur, with 84.69%. Meanwhile, it is lowest in Lanao del Sur, with only 42.09% of its electorate participating.
These are the top and bottom 10 provinces in terms of voter turnout in the 2010 barangay polls:
|TOP 10||BOTTOM 10|
|PROVINCE||VOTER TURNOUT||PROVINCE||VOTER TURNOUT|
|Ilocos Sur||84.69%||Lanao del Sur||42.09%|
|La Union||81.87%||Metropolitan Manila||56.18%|
|Bohol||81.74%||Davao del Sur||57.74%|
|Southern Leyte||81.18%||South Cotabato||61.24%|
|Agusan del Norte||80.52%||Laguna||63.89%|
Voter turnout up by 2.6% in 2010
All in all, 34,170,101 out of the 48,304,574 registered voters participated in the 2010 barangay elections. This is up by 2.6% compared to 2007, when 68.14% – or 31,979,309 out of 46,928,764 voters – cast their ballots.
Dinagat Islands registered the highest increase in voter turnout (10.88%), from 66.69% in 2007 to 77.57% in 2010.
In Metro Manila, voter turnout increased by 4.57%, from 51.61% in 2007 to 56.18% in 2010.
Voter turnout decreased by at least 1% in 11 provinces. All 5 provinces in ARMM are among them:
- Aklan - decreased by 1.10%
- Kalinga - 1.58%
- Batanes - 2.07%
- Laguna - 2.67%
- Mountain Province - 3.20%
- Sulu - 3.44%
- Nueva Ecija - 3.45%
- Tawi-Tawi - 3.53%
- Lanao del Sur - 7.06%
- Basilan - 7.11%
- Maguindanao - 11.54%
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