Number of voters in Telangana goes up by 14 lakh
The number of voters in Telangana has gone up by over 14 lakh since the Assembly elections held in December last year, officials said.
As per the final electoral rolls published on Friday, the state has 2,95,18,964 voters. This comprised 1,48,42,619 men, 1,46,74,977 women and 1,368 third gender voters.
In the Assembly elections held on December 7, the number of eligible voters was 2,80,74,722.
During the special revision of electoral rolls undertaken last month with reference to January 1 as the qualifying date, over 16.84 lakh voters were added. Since over 1.95 lakh duplicate voters and 44,721 dead voters were deleted from rolls, the net addition is about 14.44 lakh.
According to Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar, nearly 6 lakh voters in the final rolls are aged between 18 and 19 years.
For enrolment of left out eligible voters, special camps will be organised on March 2 and 3. All the applications received will be disposed off by March 14, he added. - IANS