PIA Press Release
246,000 Aklanons join history by voting in first auto elections
Kalibo, Aklan (14 May) -- 246,002 Aklanons became part of history by participating in the country's first-ever automated elections on May 10, 2010.
Aklan has a total of 316,040 registered voters for the May 10 elections, distributed in the province' 17 towns.
From the eastern part of Aklan composed of Altavas, Balete, Banga, Batan, Libacao, Madalag, New Washington and Kalibo, registered voters numbered 171,158. Of this number, 128,983 voters actually voted. On the other hand, the western side of the province is composed of the towns of Numancia, Lezo, Makato, Malinao, Ibajay, Nabas, Tangalan, Malay and Buruanga. This cluster had a total of 144,882 registered voters, with 117,019 who actually voted.
Aklan's elected officials also go down in history, along with their counterparts in various areas in the country, as the province' first-ever officials who were voted automatedly, like Rep. Florencio T. Miraflores, who got a total of 171,190 votes counted through automation; Governor Carlito Marquez, who got 166,099 votes, and Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo, who got 126,981; the 10 Sangguniang Panlalawigan members; the 17 sets of mayors and vice mayors in Aklan's 17 municicipalities and the 17 sets of Sangguniang Bayan members composed of 8 each. (PIA) [top]