GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Some 2.431 million residents in Region 12 or Soccsksargen are expected to troop to polling centers and cast their votes in Monday's local and national midterm elections.
Lawyer Renato Magbutay, Commission on Elections (Comelec
Data released by Comelec-12 showed that the number of registered voters in the region increased by a total of 345,153 from 2,086,112 in the 2016 elections..
South Cotabato and this city posted the most number of voters
But he noted that the voting turnout in the area during midterm elections is "historically lower" compared to Presidential polls.
"Previously it was about 60 to 70 percent. But we reached 80-plus in 2016," he said in an interview.
In the 2016 local and national elections,
He reiterated that all
"We hope that (violence) will not happen on Monday. We don't want any untoward incident," he added.
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