“As of May 19, 2019, so far, a total of 46,343,423, or 74.89 percent voter turnout for electronically transmitted Certificates of Canvass (COCs),” Jimenez said.
As of Sunday evening, the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), has canvassed 162 out of the 167 COCs.
“The NBOC has canvassed 97 percent of the total COCs, manual and AES (automated election system), overseas and local,” he added.
Jimenez said the COC from Isabela is expected to be transmitted Monday evening, after the conduct of special polls in five precincts of the province.
“The special polls there have started and 368 voters out of the 762 registered voters have already cast their votes as of 10 a.m.,” he added.
The special election in Jones, Isabela was approved by the Comelec en banc, after armed men burned a vote counting machine on May 13.
Jimenez also reported that the voter turnout for local absentee voting is at 77.08 percent or 22,602 people who actually voted, out of the 29,326 registered voters.
Meanwhile, preliminary data from the Office for Overseas Voting show that the voter turnout is 20.66 percent or more than 21,000 voters.
“Voter turnout for manual election: 20.60 percent or 21,368 (31 jurisdictions),” the poll body said.
The country has a total of 61,843,771 registered voters while there are 1,822,173 Filipino voters overseas.