Angelina Jolie Wins As President In Mock Internet Voting
There were 669 qualified voters but only 348 voters actually participated in the mock polls that ran from 8 a.m. of Sept. 11 to 8 a.m. on Monday. This represented a 52% turnout, which the Commission on Elections said was promising.
If elections were held today, Hollywood celebrity Angelina Jolie would win as president, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday, Sept. 13.
According to Comelec-Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) director Sonia Bea Wee-Lozada, Jolie won the 48-hour mock internet voting with 90 votes, easing out her closest rival and ex-husband Brad Pitt, who got 82 votes.
“For this mock elections, we used celebrity names to make it more fun and recognizable for everyone,” she noted during the closing ceremony for the mock polls.
There were 669 qualified voters but only 348 voters actually participated in the mock polls that ran from 8 a.m. of Sept. 11 to 8 a.m. This represented a 52% turnout.
Actor Christian Bale was elected vice president with 84 votes against second placer, singer Mariah Carey, who got 72 votes.
Topping the senatorial race are Robert Downey Jr. (220 votes), followed by Gal Gadot (193), Hugh Jackman (157), Bruno Mars (144), Lady Gaga (131) and Henry Cavill (130).
In seventh place is Michael Douglas (116), followed by Emma Watson (115), Michael Jordan (114), Justin Bieber (113) and Dwayne Johnson (109).
Three candidates tied on the 12th and last slot for senator – Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown and Ariana Grande each got 108 votes.
Among party-list organizations, 20th Century Fox had the most votes with 51, followed by Backstreet Boys with 43.
Lozada maintained that personally, she finds the system efficient, convenient and safe.
“This looks promising because we never go beyond 50% when it comes to actual voters in overseas voting. Historically, it’s always even below 40% turnout,” she said.
The mock polls were part of efforts to explore possible voting systems for overseas Filipinos, which would require an appropriate law to be implemented.