Primary Election by the Numbers

Tia Belau Editorial, October 4, 2012 —-

Primary election is done and over with. The only remaining thing left to do is certification of the results which is next week on October 10.

While all attention is on the results – their candidates, hamlets, states; they want to know how their prediction matches up with actual total from the tabulation committee, so here are some of the numbers breakdowns for your perusal.

  • Total registered voters (TRV) for the primary election – 15,005
  • Total vote cast (TVC) – 9,493
  • Percentage of vote cast – 63.26%
  • TR received 4,618 votes or 48.6% of TVC
  • JT won support of 3,100 votes or 32.6% of TVC
  • SP garnered 1,690 votes or 17.8% of TVC
  • KM received 2,963 votes or 31.2% of TVC
  • AB was voted by 2,851 or 29.7 percent of TVC
  • SK garnered 2,556 votes or 26.9% of TVC
  • JN was supported by 968 voters or 10.2% of TVC
  • Total absentee ballots sent out – 2,220
  • Total absentee ballots received – 1,572
  • Total absentee ballots counted – 1,547 (98.4% of the total received, 69.7% of absentee sent out)
  • Absentee ballots counted made up of 16.3% TVC
  • TR won support of 53.4% of absentee voters
  • JT was voted by 31.1 absentee voters
  • SP garnered 14.9% of the absentees
  • Write In for President: 11
  • Write In for Vice President – 16
  • Blank ballot (President) – 36
  • Blank ballot (Vice President) – 89
  • Void (President) – 38
  • Void (Vice President) – 50
  • Rejected (President) – 25
  • Rejected (Vice President) – 25
  • 8 of the 12 states won by Sen. Remengesau, Jr., was by over 50 percent
  • The remaining 4 states went to President Toribiong
  • 4 states with over 1,000 TRV: Koror 5,170 (34.5%), Airai 1,397 (9.3%), Ngaraard 1,220 (8.1%), Ngarchelong 1,038 (6.9%)
  • Smallest state in terms of TRV is Hatohobei with 128
  • Top 3 states with highest turnout of voters – Sonsorol 70.1%, Melekeok 69.4%, Ngaremlengui is tied with Ngatpang for 3rd with 67.8%
  • State won with the highest percentage of vote – Angaur won by TR with 63.9%
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