Tamil Nadu recorded a whopping number of women voters as per the latest draft electoral rolls of the Special Summary Revision, 2018 released on Tuesday. Women voters outnumbered men in 189 constituencies in the state. District-wise data reveals that women voters are lesser in number only in three districts, namely, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and Salem. While the difference in the number ranges from thousands to only a few hundreds, however, it is worth celebrating that women voters in fact came out in a majority.
This is the fourth time in a row that TN women showed such dedication during voting. Even last year, they outnumbered men in 141 constituencies.
A summary reveals that women voters in Tamil Nadu have crossed the three crores mark while men still have to reach it. Since 2014, women voters are only growing in and currently, they are 6,13,776 more in number than men. Also, the number of young voters is also rising in the state. Currently, they stand at 1.27crores.
The election commission will do the special summary revision on January 1, 2018. To enroll in the eligible voters list the aforementioned date will be the cutoff. Those who will attain 18 years by this date can enroll as voters.
The total number of voters in the state is 5,95,88,002 of which 3,00,98,268, men 2,94,84,492 and 5,242 transgender voters.
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There are 32 districts in the state in which women voters are more than men voters in all Assembly constituencies of 16 districts – Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Namakkal, Erode, The Nilgiris, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Sivaganga, Theni, Virudhunagar, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli.
Of the total 234 assembly constituencies, women outnumber men in 189 constituencies. And in 45 other constituencies through the State, their number is only slightly lower than men.
Tamil Nadu shows a great progress. Last year Bihar and this year’s UP election also saw women voters in large numbers turning out to vote. However, it is unclear if their numbers are rising in the electoral rolls.
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