Church-backed poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) released its initial information technology (IT) report for the 2022 national and local elections.
The report, which was released on Friday, May 27, contained various data that are relevant to the May 2022 polls.
Transmission and turn-out
While the transmission rate of election returns (ERs) in 2022 was a bit slower at the start, PPCRV said that it caught up towards the end likely due to “improvements in technology.”
This was proven by the poll watchdog, baring transmission rate comparison from 2010 to 2022.
At the 12-hour mark on the election day, the transmission rate of ERs in 2022 was at 95.15 percent already. This is relatively higher compared to the transmission rate in 2019 (93.38 percent), 2016 (88.35 percent), 2013 (66.47 percent), and 2010 (77.13 percent).
It likewise noted the low overseas absentee voting (OAV) transmissions due to “special clustering system” in several posts. Meanwhile, with the increase in the number of precincts across the country, PPCRV disclosed that 2.19 percent less precincts have been transmitted compared in 2019.
The country, on the other hand, produced at least 67,442,616 registered voters for May 2022 polls. This has been the so-far highest number of registered voters in the country over the last 12 years.
In terms of total ERs, PPCRV’s data showed that they have received 99.07 percent of poll returns in 2022.
Local Absentee Voting
President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. emerged as the top-performing candidate based on the local absentee voting (LAV) results.
Marcos received 91.3 percent of votes, followed by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo with 4.7 percent, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso with 1.4 percent, and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao Sr. with 0.5 percent of votes.
Vice President-elect Sara Duterte also topped the LAV results with 93.8 percent of votes. She was followed by Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan with 2.7 percent of votes, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto with 1.9 percent, and Dr. Willie Ong with 1.5 percent of votes
Meanwhile, PPCRV’s manual validation and encoding of poll returns continue at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Manila.
As of Friday, May 27, the poll watchdog has so far received 96,562 out of 107,785 ERs in the country. Of this number, 80,562 have already been encoded.