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DK constituency has more women voters


Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency has more ladies citizens than men.
While the constituency has 16,97,417 citizens, 8,63,599 are ladies and eight,33,719 are men. Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency comprises eight Assembly segments – Belthangady, Moodbidri, Mangaluru City North, Mangaluru City South, Mangalore, Bantwal, Puttur and Sullia.

Mangaluru City South Assembly constituency has greatest collection of ladies citizens (1,22,911) adopted by means of Mangaluru City North Assembly constituency (1,19,616). There are 99 citizens beneath ‘Others’ class (3rd gender) in the constituency. Meanwhile, there are 21,321 younger citizens, who have registered in the citizens list for the first time. Bantwal meeting constituency has more first time citizens compared to different segments. While the constituency has a total of two,19,703 citizens, 3,220 are first time citizens.

While the district has a total of 10,911 other folks with disabilities in the citizens list, the election fee has made preparations for the convenience of them. Senior citizen-friendly polling cubicles will also be arrange for the convenience of aged other folks

Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Committee chairman and zilla panchayat CEO R Selvamani said around five to 10 senior citizen-friendly polling cubicles might be arrange in Dakshina Kannada as a novel initiative to increase the voting percentage. Such cubicles will have wheelchairs, walking sticks and walkers. In addition, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers might be deputed to help senior citizens who reach polling stations to exercise their franchise. The election fee has already acquired the list of senior citizens and persons with physical disabilities. The SVEEP committee also has plans to arrange pleasant polling cubicles for other folks with physical disabilities at selected puts, he said.

The helpline of election fee (1950) might be purposeful between 9am and 9pm. Voters, who have any queries related to election, might touch for any information, he said.

Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency


Total citizens: 16.97 lakh


Women: 8.63 lakh


Men: 8.33 lakh




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