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TN: Women voters up by 11%, men by 8.5% in 5 ys

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has five.91 crore voters as in line with the overall revised electoral rolls, launched on Thursday. Of this, 2.98 crore are women and 2.92 crore males. There are five,472 transsexual voters in the state. There are 1,020 women voters for each 1,000 males voters.

While the selection of women voters has larger by means of 11% previously five years, males voters have larger by means of handiest eight.five% in the state. In the 2014 LS polls too, the 3 southern states – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh – had women voters kind of equal to their male opposite numbers. Karnataka was once the only state in the south with a poor voter sex ratio in the 2014 polls. In different parts of the country, handiest Arunachal Pradesh had a greater voter sex ratio five years ago and all giant states had extra males voters than women.

The voters is longer this time in Tamil Nadu compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha (five.51crore) and 2016 meeting elections (five.77 crore). More than 82% of Tamil Nadu’s inhabitants (as in line with 2011 census) has voting rights now. It is also an indication of getting older of the inhabitants.

Of the 32 districts, 27 have extra women voters than males. Only in five districts, together with Salem, Dharmapuri, Kanyakumari and Krishnagiri, which have been infamous for feminine infanticide some many years ago, males voters outnumber women.

Chennai district has the utmost voters. Of the 38.18 lakh voters in Chennai district, 19.34 lakh are women. Kancheepuram (36.9 lakh) has 2nd best voter power. In phrases of meeting constituencies, Chennai Harbour, with 1.66 lakh voters, has the lowest voter power and Shozhinganallur constituency on the IT highway continues to have maximum (6.18 lakh) voters.

“Voter data in response to Lok Sabha constituencies and meeting constituencies might be launched in the coming days. Eligible voters can nonetheless check in (, alternate addresses and delete names till the Election Commission fixes a deadline,” said state chief electoral officer Satyabrata Sahoo, who launched the overall roll. Youth who're 18 years old as on January 1, 2019, are eligible to check in.

Though a number of thousand other people from Tamil Nadu reside abroad, handiest 97 NRIs hailing from Tamil Nadu have registered themselves on the rolls. “We request NRIs from Tamil Nadu to check in their names in the electoral roll. Only passport is required for it,” said Sahoo.

There are round 9 lakh first time voters – aged between 18 and 19. This is handiest one-third of the state’s inhabitants in that age. “We can have particular campaigns to check in extra first-time voters in the state. The campaigns might be carried out in schools,” Sahoo said.

Some 3.84 crore (65%) voters are in the age staff of 20 to 50 years. About 1.38 crore voters are aged between 30 and 39 years.

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