TN has 6.11 cr electors as per draft rolls

Chennai, Oct 28 (UNI) Tamil Nadu has an electorate of 6.11 crore as per the draft rolls published by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday.

The total electorate includes 3,10,54,571 women, 3,00,68,610 men and 8,016 of the third gender.

The ECI published the integrated draft electoral rolls of Tamil Nadu which said that the electorate stood at over 6.11 crore, a few thousand less than what it was in the draft rolls published this May.

The integrated draft rolls have been published in all the districts in the designated locations (mostly polling booths which are school buildings) and hosted in the ECI portal.

Talking to reporters after releasing the draft rolls, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said two copies would be handed over to the recognised political parties by the District Election Officers.

As has been seen in the past, the Sholinganallur Assembly constituency in Chengalpattu district continues to have the highest number of voters in the State with 6,52,065, including 3,25,279 women and 110 from the third gender.

Kilvelur in Nagapattinam district has the lowest number of voters with 1,69,030, including 85,591 women and three from the third gender.

According to the draft rolls, a total of 137 voters are over 120 years of age, 381 are between 110 and 119 years and 15,788 in the 100-109 age group.

Over 2.12 lakh are in the age group of 90-99, Mr Sahoo said, adding about 12.81 lakh people are in the 80-89 age group and 39.12 lakh in the 70-79 age bracket.

He said special campaigns would be conducted on November 4, 5, 18 and 19 at designated locations (generally the polling booths) where Forms for inclusion/deletion/linking of Aadhaar with EPIC/modification/transposition of entries in the electoral rolls would be available and the filled in forms could be submitted.

On the issue of double entry in the rolls, Mr. Sahoo said a software would detect such entries and a registered post would be sent to verify the residence of such persons.

“If there is no reply, the booth-level officer will give a report based on which action would be taken,” he said.

Mr. Sahoo said the number of polling booths had been increased approximately by 100.

To a query, Mr. Sahoo said of the total 6.11 crore voters, the first-time voters or those in the 18-19 age group were 3.94 lakh, including 2.18 lakh men and 1.75 lakh women. Those who have completed 17 years of age and would be completing 18 years on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, 2024 could apply in Form-6 for inclusion, and their names would be included soon after they turned 18.

In January this year, the total electorate of the State was 6.20 crore when the annual final rolls were published and the number fell by eight lakh and stood at more than 6.12 crore when the draft rolls were published in May this year.

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