Sat. May 28th, 2022

Registered female voters outnumber males by at least 1.5 million, according to data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday.

(mb.com.ph)

Comelec’s Election Records and Statistics Division showed that out of the 65.721 million eligible voters in the country, 33.644 million are women while 32.076 million are men.

Of the total, Region 4-A has the highest number of voters with 9.192 million, with 4.852 million of them females.

The National Capital Region (NCR) came in second with 7.30 million, (3.977 million females and 3.324 million males).

Quezon City has the most registered voters in NCR with 1.404 million (774,898 females and 628,997 males) followed by Manila with 1.112 million (590,972 females and 521,109, male).

After NCR are Region 3-Central Luzon with 7.289 million (3.767 million females and 3.521 million); Region 7-Central Visayas, 5.202 million (2.665 million females and 2.537 million); and Region 6-Western Visayas, 5.206 million (2.55 million females and 2.475 million males).

However, there are still regions where there are more male voters: Region 8-Eastern Visayas, 3.166 million (1.566 million females and 1.60 million males); Region 12- Soccsksargen, 2.693 million (1.33 million females and 1.362 million males); Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 2.583 million (1.288 million females and 1.295 million males); Region 9-Zamboanga Peninsula, 2.296 million (1.144 million females and 1.151 million males); and Region 13-Caraga, 1.868 million (916,887 females and 951,172 males).

The Office for Overseas Voting also reported that 1.697 million are registered for the May 9 polls, both land (1.677 million) and sea-based (19,584).

The majority are in the Middle East and Africa with 786,997, followed by the Asia Pacific with 450,282, North and Latin America with 306,445, and Europe with 153,491.

Of the number, 1.072 million are female workers while 625,056 are males.

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