VIGAN CITY — The voters’ turnout in the May 13 national and local elections in Ilocos Sur is 82.83%, said Atty. Marino Salas, provincial elections supervisor, and chairman of the Provincial Board of Canvassers, after the new set of congressional and provincial officials were proclaimed in the morning of May 15 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall of the Capitol in this city.
“The province’s turnout of voters has been consistent in most elections, from 82% to 84% of the total number of registered voters,” he said. The province has 457,770 registered voters, and the total number of voters that actually voted is 379,173 giving a voters’ turnout of 82.15%. The total number of valid ballots is 379,173.
The new set of officials in the province are First District Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano, 76,165 votes; Second District Rep. Kristine Singson-Meehan, 158,523 votes; Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson, 290,140 votes; Vice Gov. Jeremias C. Singson, 241,114 votes.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members of the first district are Mika Mendoza, 108,448 votes; Efren Rafanan, Sr., 97,901 votes; Ronnie Rapanut, 95,002 votes; Topeng Baterina, 84,815 votes; and Constante Oandasan, 84,670 votes.
For the second district, they are Jimboy Singson, 152,734 votes; Pablito Sanidad, Jr., 121,584 votes; Gina Cordero, 111,924 votes; Ben Maggay, 110,563 votes; and Mildred Elaydo, 110,160 votes.
The proclamation was delayed yesterday due to the corrupted SD cards of barangay Pudoc in San Vicente town and barangay Baclig of Cabugao town.
“In every technology there are glitches. But here, it is very minimal,” Salas said. “We received reports of vote buying which we have reported also to the PNP for investigation. We encourage the filing of formal complaints because this is the right procedure.”
For its senatorial candidates, Ilocos Sur pushed three women senators to the top: Imee Marcos with 290,706 votes; Nancy Villar with 205,253 votes; and Grace Poe with 170,949 votes. The rest of the top ten senators are Bong Go with 159,520 votes; Pia Cayetano with 131,108 votes; Ramon Bong Revilla with 120,988 votes; Lito Lapid with 120,174 votes; Nancy Binay with 116,122 votes; and Francis Tolentino with 104,033 votes.