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PIA Press Release
2010/05/07

Aklan's share of PCOS machines for May 10 polls: 492

by Venus G. Villanueva

Kalibo, Aklan (7 May) -- Aklan's share of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the May 10 polls is 492 - equal to to the same number of clustered precincts in the province.

The province will also have 43 spare or contingency back-ups, according to the latest update from Megs Lunn, Smartmatic Provincial Coordinator - Capiz, who is presently in Aklan to oversee deployment of the machines to the 17 municipalities, which started May 7 and will be up to May 8 only.

Aklan has 327 barangays and 2,115 established precincts, clustered into 492.

The province has a total of 316,040 registered voters for the May 10, 2010 first-ever automated polls in the country.

Region 6, composed of 6 provinces - Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental - has an estimated 3,936,654 registered voters, according to the COMELEC.

The region has 16 cities and 117 municipalities, 4,051 barangays, 26,002 established precincts and 6,406 clustered precincts.

Of the 6 provinces, Negros Occidental has the highest number of registered voters with 1,550,850, followed by Iloilo with 1,257,661; Capiz, 429,886; Aklan, 316,040; Antique, 288,338 and Guimaras, 93,789.

In Aklan, Kalibo, the capital town, has the biggest number of voters with46,530, followed by Ibajay, with 25,481 and New Washington, with 23,858. (PIA) [top]

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