Pangasinan Exceeds Target with 79K+ New Voter Registrants for 2022 Elections, Says Comelec

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan- The province of Pangasinan has exceeded its target of new voter registrants for the 2022 national and local elections, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). As of the Jan. 31 deadline, the Comelec recorded a total of 79,432 voter registrants in the province, surpassing its target of 70,000.

Provincial election supervisor Marino Salas attributed the high turnout to the successful implementation of satellite registration in schools and communities, as well as the prioritization of students and vulnerable sectors. The registrants were comprised of 42,063 regular voter registrants and 37,268 young people under the Sangguniang Kabataan. Out of the total number of registrants, 50.3 percent were female while 49.7 percent were male.

Dagupan City registered with the highest number of registrants, followed by Urdaneta City, Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Alaminos City, Santa Barbara, Bolinao, Umingan, Mangatarem and Bayambang towns. The applications being processed by Comelec offices all over the country are for registration, transfer from outside the city, transfer from within the city, transfer of registration records from post to local, change/corrections of entries in the registration records, reactivation of registration records, the inclusion of registration records, and reinstatement of the name in the list of voters.

The upcoming national and local elections are highly anticipated, as the Philippine people will elect a new president and other local officials on May 9, 2022. The Comelec continues to urge eligible voters to participate in the elections, and to complete their registration before the deadline. The successful turnout in Pangasinan serves as a positive sign that the election commission’s efforts to increase voter participation are working.