70 lakh new voters register for upcoming Karnataka elections 2018
- Number of voters has crossed 5 crores, after an additional of 70 lakh new voters
- There are 5.06 crores voters in the State, according to the statistics from the election commission
The current number of voters in the state have shot up to 5 crores after the additional of 70 lakh voters have been counted in, when compared to the last election in 2013 which had a number of 4.36 crores.
Sanjeev Kumar who is the state chief election officer has stated that when the registration was finalized on April 14, the number of voters added up to 5.06 crores.
Speaking to the press on Tuesday, he claimed that on Feb 28 the count was 4.96 crores. On April 8 there was a hike in registrations after which 6.45 lakh applications were received. Now the number of citizens eligible to vote stands at 5.06 crores.
2.56 crore voters are men and 2.50 crore are women, while 5,050 voters consist of the third gender. In 2013, the gender ratio was 958 to 1000 and this time it has increased to 974. Bengaluru South constituency has the highest numbers of voters with 6.03 lakh citizens, while Chikkmagaluru has the least with 1.66 lakh voters. According to the district wise voters, Belagavi holds the highest number amounting to 37.23 lakhs voters and the least belongs to Koduva with 4.33 lakhs voters. Youth voters are more in number with the number 15.72 lakhs.
In the 224 constituencies, 2644 candidates are contesting among which 220 are women. In the other categories the numbers have increased, with 113 women contesting in these areas too, adding to which 73 independent women candidates are present as well.