2022 polls: women’s participation increases with UP to maximum – NewsGram
Compared to the last Assembly elections, women’s participation in the electoral process increased in all five states that went to the polls – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur – with UP seeing the highest turnout of beau sex at 29 percent, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said on Saturday when announcing the voting schedule.
A total of 18.34 crore of voters from the five states will participate in the democratic process, of which 8.55 crore will be women. UP is followed by Goa with 24 points, Manipur with 19 points, Uttarakhand with 18 points and Punjab with 10 points in terms of female involvement.
According to Chandra, Goa had a male-to-female ratio of 1056, Manipur had a ratio of 1065, Punjab had a ratio of 902, Uttarakhand had a ratio of 928, and UP had a ratio of 868.
He claimed that around 13.01 lakh of disabled voters and 31.47 lakh of elderly people, most of whom are over 80, will use their right to vote, and this will motivate the younger generation.
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According to the CEC, there are around 5.29 lakh of voters on duty, which include security forces stationed in remote locations, mission personnel and others.
In all states, voting hours have been extended by one hour. On January 5, the final voters lists were published. The EC attempted to increase voter turnout and as a result all states experienced an increase in voter turnout, with Uttar Pradesh having the highest turnout.
The number of voters per voting booth having been set at 1,250, the number of polling stations increased to 30,334 while the average number of voters per voting booth decreased.
(IANS / RP)
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