KALIBO, Aklan – A total of 390,653 people are set to vote on May 13 in Aklan, according to the local Commission on Elections (Comelec) office.
Of the number, 200,752 are from Aklan’s 1st District, which is composed of Kalibo, Libacao, Madalag, Banga, Balete, Altavas, Batan, and New Washington.
The remaining 189,901 are from the 2nd District, comprising the towns of Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay, Tangalan, Makato, Numancia, Lezo , and Malinao.
The capital town of Kalibo – which has 16 barangays – posted the highest number of voters with 51,070.
Malay, where Boracay Island is located, came in second with 40,913 voters from its 17 barangays.
A total of 30,949 voters, meanwhile, will come from Ibajay’s 35 barangays.
New Washington has 30,415 voters; Banga has 27,931; Batan has 23,729; Nabas, 22,962; Numancia, 22,781; Makato, 20,063; Libacao, 18,919; Balete, 18,111; Altavas, 17,448; Malinao, 15,758; Tangalan, 14,399; Madalag, 12,836; and Buruanga, 12,409.
Lezo has the lowest number of registered voters with 9,667.
A total of 293 inmates at the Aklan provincial jail will also vote in next month’s midterm polls.
Comelec has 560 clustered precincts in 327 barangays of Aklan.
Aklanon voters are set to elect two representatives, a governor, a vice governor, 10 Provincial Board members, 34 mayors and vice mayors, and 136 councilors. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)