Over 20 lakh voters included in Electoral list

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Meghalaya News 24 EXLUSIVE

Females voters in Meghalaya outnumbered their male counterparts by over 24,593 in the final electoral roll of the state published by the Election Commission on January 15.

The names of 20,16,566 voters were included, of which 10,20,579 are female voters while male enrolment is at 9,95,986, state’s chief electoral officer (CEO), Fredrick Roy Kharkongor told reporters on Monday.

It is also for the first time that third gender figures in the state electoral roll.

“One third gender is also there among the voters (whose names were added in the new list) this time,” Kharkongor said.

The CEO further informed that net addition of the last electoral roll was less than 3 percent.

“Of course the gross addition was 3.59 percent or something but the net means because there has been deletion due to death of some people or some people have shifted, so the net was a little less than 3 percent,” he said.

Asked, Kharkongor asserted that the question of dual voters is becoming increasingly addressed by the Election Commission because there is de-duplication software and also a common system where the names are on a common data based.

“So the system of dual voting will be coming down drastrically because of that,” he added.