Over 61,000 CamSur voters no biometrics

Some 61,000 registered voters in Camarines Sur will not be able to vote in the coming May 9, 2016 general elections.

According to the Camarines Sur Comelec provincial office spokesperson Alexander Marpuri, no less than 61,000 registered voters in the province will not be able to cast their votes during the upcoming May 9, 2016 general elections.

The local poll office said that the same number of voters failed to undergo the mandatory biometrics process. It also volunteered the possible reason or cause of that failure as some may have registered in another area (province), went to work abroad or already demise.

Comelec said they made every thing possible so they (voters) can beat the deadline of the ‘no bio no boto” campaign. It added that their office were not remiss with their duty, even notifying those without biometrics.

Camarines Sur is the biggest province in the region in terms of land area and population. It has over one million registered voters in two cities and 35 municipalities.

Naga and Iriga cities have a large number of registered voters. Naga has over 85,000 followed by Iriga, Libmanan with 57,000 plus, Calabanga and Pili with about 43,000 each.

The province will have 1,800 clustered precincts with the same number of optical mark readers in use and 5,448 election inspectors.


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