The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on Friday said it was expecting a high voter turnout in the May 2022 elections.

“Ako very positive ako at very optimistic [na] aabot tayo ng 85 percent sa voter turnout,” PPCRV Director Arwin Serrano said in a “Laging Handa” briefing.

The PPCRV is an accredited citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections “that works assiduously for clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful elections.”

Its transparency servers will be located at the University of Santo Tomas.

In the 2016 national elections, there were 55,739,911 registered voters and 43,716,817 who voted.

The 2016 voter turnout was 81.95 percent, the highest since 2001.

More than 65.7 million voters are expected to vote on May 9. John Ezekiel J. Hirro