THE NUMBER of voter registration applications — including new, transfers, and reactivation — stood at 7.99 million as of Sept. 25, according to data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) released Tuesday.  

Of the total, 4.15 million were new registrants, 2.64 million were applicants for transfer to other precincts, 643,524 were for reactivation and reinstatement, and 460,955 were for updates on voter information.   

The poll body has yet to release its latest count of total registered voters in the country, with its latest available data still at 61 million as of Aug. 13.  

Of the 61 million, the biggest voting populations are from the 41-59 age group with 18.94 million, and 22-33 at 18.62 million.   

Luzon has the most number of registered voters at 33.73 million, followed by Mindanao with 14.61 million, and 12.67 million are from Visayas.   

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that there are 73.3 million qualified voters in the country for 2022. — Bianca Angelica D. Añago