JK’s electorate strength at 67 lakh
Kashmir has 35.5 lakh voters
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 28: Following the revision of electoral rolls in the State, electorate strength in Kashmir region has gone beyond 35.5 lakh while the figures stood at 31 lakh for Jammu, official said.
The revised electorate statistics of the entire State has crossed 66 lakhs after an exhaustive revision of the rolls was undertaken by the Election Commission in this September.
More than 2 lakh new faces have been enrolled in the six Parliamentary seats and 87 Assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir with more female voters having being enrolled.
“Of more than 2.10 lakh new voters, the females are around 1.10 lakh and males are 1.01 lakh. Male voters’ strength has grown by almost three lakh to more than 34 lakhs as compared to female voters whose numbers stood at more than 31 lakh,” officials said.
Jammu and Kashmir had enrolled 65.98 lakh electorates during last year's revision. As first time voters, more than 47000 boys and above 31,000 girls belonging to age group of 18-19 years have registered themselves besides 55000 new male voters and 78,000 new female voters were above the age of 19.
Officials said while electorate numbers in Kashmir Valley has gone up to 34.23 lakh, the figures are 1.56 lakh for Ladakh and 31.01 lakh for Jammu region.
While in Kashmir Srinagar district has the highest 5.80 lakh votes followed by Budgam with 4.01 lakh voters, in Jammu, Jammu district highest the highest 9.41 lakh electorates.
In Ladakh division, Leh district has lowest 76,838 voters and Kargil district has 80,972 electorates.
Though the revised figures have not been announced, officials said the announcement is likely to be made in first week of January next year.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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