Only 17.29% voter turnout for Filipinos in US in midterm elections

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 22 2019 04:31 AM

All certificates of canvas have been transmitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines, the Philippine embassy in the US said early Wednesday morning.

In a statement, the embassy said the cause of the delay in transmission was four malfunctioning SD cards coming from San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The embassy added that out of the 228,470 registered voters in the US, only 39,511 actually voted, making a 17.29% voter turnout for the 2019 midterm elections. 

This exceeded the voter turnout in the midterm elections in 2013 that reached 10.55%

Consul General Renato Villa is scheduled to leave Washington DC for Manila to personally deliver the certificates of canvas to the Comelec. - with reports from TJ Manotoc and Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News