Meghalaya have more women voters than men voters

Shillong

The final electoral rolls in Meghalaya were published on Wednesday which shows that the women voters are more than the men voters in the state.

The voters’ list has names of 18, 30, 104 voters, of which 9, 23,848 are women, it means that the   women voters are 50.4 per cent of the registered voters in the state.

The final electoral rolls in Meghalaya were published on Wednesday with names of 18,30,104 voters ahead of the Assembly elections. A total 3,27,595 new voters, including 88,412 first-timers between the age of 18 and 19, were registered in these rolls that showed an increase of 21.8 per cent.

No one from the third gender has come forward to register in the latest electoral rolls though Form 6 was made available for them.

During the course of electoral revision, the names of 8,276 voters were deleted and 6,645 applications rejected. The total number of polling stations in the state has increased to 3,082 from 2,485 in the 2013 elections.

The final list was released after looking into the claims and objections filed from different quarters of Meghalaya, where assembly elections are due in the first half of this year.

Meghalaya, with a population of 3.2 million people, has a literacy rate of 74.4 %, according to the official records of the state government. The tenure of the current assembly expires on March 6 and the Election Commission is making last-minute preparations before announcing the poll date.

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