High Turnout in Early Voting

      June 02, 2014 10:50

      Turnout during the two-day early voting period for local elections that ended Saturday stood at 11.49 percent, the National Election Commission said Sunday.

      Out of 41.29 million eligible voters, 4.74 million cast their ballots at polling stations nationwide.

      Turnout was highest among voters in their 20s at 15.97 percent. NEC officials attributed the high turnout to many conscripted soldiers choosing early voting. Some 320,000 soldiers and police cast their ballots over the weekend.

      Turnout stood at 9.41 percent for voters in their 30s, 9.99 percent in their 40s, 11.53 percent in their 50s, 11.22 percent in their 60s and 10 percent in their 70s or above.

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