More than 2 crore voters aged between 18-19: Election Commission

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New Delhi, Feb 20: More than two crore voters in the country are aged between 18 and 19 years, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

[Read: Election Commission likely to announce LS poll schedule in early March]

Out of a total of 814,591,184 voters in the country, 23,161,296 are between 18-19 years, thus constituting 2.8 percent of the national electorate," the commission said, citing its 2014 data that was released on 14 February. Among the 28 states and seven union territories, Dadra and Nagar Haveli has the highest number of young voters at 9.88 percent, followed by Jharkhand (9.03 percent).

Those aged between 18-19 constitutes 2.8% of the national electorate: EC

While, Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 1.1 percent has the lowest proportion of such voters followed by Himachal Pradesh at 1.3 percent. In absolute numbers, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with more than 38.1 lakh voters between 18 and 19, followed by West Bengal (around 20.8 lakh).

Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim would also be held along with the general election.


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