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TN electorate expands, touches 5.15 crore mark

The Tamil Nadu electorate has gone up to 5.15 crore, with 11.4 lakh new voters, according to the final electoral rolls released here on Thursday.

Published: 11th January 2013 10:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2013 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

State-Electorate

The Tamil Nadu electorate has gone up to 5.15 crore, with 11.4 lakh new voters, according to the final electoral rolls released here on Thursday.

Of this, 2.58 crore voters are men, 2.57 crore women and 2,433 transgenders. The maximum net addition happened in Kancheepuram district where 1,28,219 names were added. The special revision began on October 1, 2012 with January 1, 2013 as the qualifying date.

Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar, in an official release here, said the ratio of total number of electors to total population in Tamil Nadu is 69.22, in line with census ratio of 18+ population to the total population.

The Electors’ Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) for those whose names have been included would be given at functions to be held on the occasion of National Voters Day on January 25 at their respective polling stations, the CEO said and added that the voters could ascertain whether their names had been included in the rolls at the nearest zonal office in corporation areas or taluk offices elsewhere.

The rolls would also be hosted on http://elections.tn.gov.in. During the summary revision, 23.6 lakh claims for inclusion and deletion were received. Of this, 22.07 lakh claims were admitted for inclusion in electoral rolls, the CEO said. 

As per the draft electoral rolls released on October 1, 2012, the total number of voters stood at 5.04 crore. Of this, 2.53 crore voters were men and 2.51 crore women.



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