The number of voters in Telangana has gone up by over 14 lakh since the Assembly elections in December last year, said the Telangana State Election Commission on Friday. The Commission has enrolled about 16.84 lakh new voters to the electoral rolls in the last two months in the state as part of Summary Revisions of electoral rolls that began on January 1 this year.
As per the final electoral rolls published on Friday, the state has 2,95,18,964 voters. In the state Assembly elections held on December 7, the number of eligible voters was 2,80,74,722.
The new figure of 2.95 lakh constitutes 1,48,42,619 men, 1,46,74,977 women, 1,368 third gender voters, 10,307 NRI voters and 469,030 PWD voters.
Over 1.95 lakh duplicate voters and 44,721 dead voters were deleted from the rolls, the net addition to the rolls is about 14.44 lakh.
The State Election Commission has received as many as 26,23,853 claims and objections during the summary revision. The Commission accepted 23,78,764 of these claims and rejected 2,45,089.
According to Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar, nearly 6 lakh voters in the final rolls are aged between 18 and 19 years. The officials further added that the gender ratio of voters in the state has improved slightly; it has increased to 989 women voters for every 1,000 male voters as against 982 women previously.
For enrollment of left-out eligible voters, special camps will be organised on March 2 and 3. All the applications received will be disposed of by March 14. The Block Level Officers (BLOs) will be present at these camps with the latest electoral rolls along with Forms 6, 7, 8 and 8a, he added.