Shimla, Oct 10
In the upcoming assembly elections of Himachal Pradesh, 5507261 voters are expected to exercise their franchise. On finalisation of electoral rolls till 1st of October, 2022, Election Commission had made final publication of electoral rolls by the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs). This was stated today by Maneesh Garg, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) here today.
As per the draft publication on 16th august 2022 and after the revision of the photo electoral rolls, 163925 new voters have been registered while the names of 45073 voters have been deleted from the electoral rolls due to death, transfer, duplication of registration etc,.
CEO said due to continuous and concerted efforts made by the Election Department under the UTSAV campaign, 69781 new voters in the age group of 18-19 years were registered thereby increasing the percentage enrolment of 18-19 years old electors from 46 percent to 75 per cent of the projected population during this period.The CEO further said that taking into account the deletions, there has been a net increase of 118852 voters, which accounts for 2.21 percent increase.
He said that the list of service voters has also been completed and there are 67532 service voters in the state till today. Garg said that among 5507261 general voters in the State, includes 2780208 male, 2727016 female and 37 third gender electors.
He said that in comparison to the overall gender ratio of 976, the elector gender ratio has increased to 981 in the State during the summary revision of electoral rolls. He further said that there were 104486 voters in Sulah AC of Kangra district which was highest in the State, while Lahaul & Spiti AC had 24744 voters, the lowest among all the ACs. Garg said that all the voter lists are also available on website of Election Department www.ceohimachal.