Meghalaya’s voter base increases to over 18.30 lakh, grows by 21.8%

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 10: The final electoral roll for Meghalaya Assembly polls 2018 has been published and the state has registered a total of over 18.30 lakh voters. Releasing the final electoral roll here on Wednesday, State’s Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor informed that female voters in the state outnumber their male counterparts by over 17,000.
The names of 18,30,104 registered voters have been included in the final electoral roll, in which there are 9,23,848 female voters while male voters number is 90,62,256. 

It may be mentioned here that in 2013, the total number of electorates in the state was 15,02,509.
Kharkongor said this represents an increase of 3,27,595 voters or 21.8 percent.
The chief electoral officer informed that the number of polling stations has also increased from 2,485 in 2013 to 3082 this year, which is an increase of about 24 percent
Also, there were 10,545 persons whose names were deleted from the roll and the new voter application forms of 6,645 persons were rejected, Kharkongor said.
Maximum inclusion is in Mawshynrut constituency with 2123 new voters and minimum inclusion was in West Shillong constituency.


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