Voters increase to 11.17cr

Staff Correspondent

3 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of voters has now increased to 11.17 crore following inclusion of some 19 lakh fresh voters in the last one year, according to the final updated voter list of 2021.

The EC disclosed the final updated voter numbers on Tuesday on the occasion of the National Voter Day 2021.

The voter growth was 1.75 percent in the last one year while among the total voters, the share of women has slightly declined to 49.33 percent now from 49.48 percent.

A total of 19,18,056 new voters — 11,25,755 males and 7,92,220 females — were enlisted in the updated voter list in the last one year since March 2, 2020, according to the EC fact sheet.

In the voter update process, a total 16,499 dead voters were dropped from the electoral roll. Of them 10,280 are males and 6,219 females. Now the number of the total voters stands at 11,17,20,669 — 5,65,98,005 males (50.66pc), 5,51,22,223 females (49.33pc) and 441 transgender ones — in the country.

On March 2, 2020, the number of total voters was 10,98,19,112 —5,54,82,530 males (50.52pc), 5,43,36,222 (49.48pc) females and 360 transgender ones.

Some 441 transgender people were incorporated under the identity of third gender in the voter list.