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The Numbers of Philippine Election 2013

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) recorded a total of 52,014,648 registered voters nationwide, who will choose among the 44,448 candidates to occupy 18,053 government positions in the Philippines second fully automated elections.


Comelec deployed the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in 77,829 clustered precincts, with 80,000 PCOS that have external batteries and a life span of 12 hours.


Comelec also readied almost 1,000 generator sets that have been sent out to different municipalities, with priority in Mindanao for possible power outages.


Over 233,000 teachers will serve as board of election inspectors (BEIs) in a 12-hour polls. Voters have started voting at 7 a.m. and can only vote until 7 p.m.


From the 18.053 positions, up for grabs are 12 senators; 233 district congressmen; 58 party-list representatives; 80 provincial governors; 80 provincial vice-governors; 766 provincial board members; 143 city mayors; 143 vice mayors; 1,598 city councilors; 1,491 municipal mayors; 1,491 municipal vice-mayors; 11,932 municipal councilors; as well as one Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor; one regional vice governor; and 24 regional assemblyman.


Meanwhile, voters are to choose from the 33 senatorial candidates and 123 party-list groups in the national scene.


For provincial, local, municipal, and city category, there are 630 running for House Representatives; 202 candidates for the gubernatorial positions; 191 vice-governor; 1,755 provincial board members; 3,894 for mayor; 3823 for vice-mayor; and 33,703 councilors.


In ARMM there are six candidates running for governor; eight vice-governors; and 80 assemblymen.


Results for the 12 slots in the Senate are expected to be out by midnight, where rankings will also be revealed.


Proclamations of winning candidates are also expected to be done within 48 hours.

Corabelle is the Bayanihan's Phillippine News Correspondent.