New Delhi has 3.40 lakhs first-time voters, 154 voters aged over 100

New Delhi gears up for November polls
New Delhi, Sept 12: As the national capital prepares itself for the November slated Assembly polls, it is surprising to know that the capital has about 154 voters who are above 100 years and close to 3.40 lakh first time voters.

Announcing New Delhi's final electoral roll on Wednesday, Delhi Chief's Electoral officer Vijay Dev said that the voting will take place in 11,673 polling booths speard across 2,603 locations as scheduled in November.

The number of voters have swelled from 1.07 crore in 2008 to 1.15 crore this year. Of these, 64 lakh are women, 54 lakh are men and young voters contribute about 3.04 percent to the electorate.

New Delhi: Electoral roll has 64 lakh women and 54 lakh men

Dev said that of the 2,603 locations, 634 have been identified as critical. He added that the electoral committee would like to ensure that the voting process is ethical and that no one is forced to vote under any pressure but their own free will. "We will ensure that security measures will be taken in order to have a free and fair voting process" he said.

Though the final electoral roll may be out, the list will be updated only 10 days before the last date for filling the nominations.

In order to encourage young voters, the election office has appointed ambassadors in 863 educational institutions to ensure that all young voters get their names registered. Dev said that 110 capms have been organised since April in schools and colleges.

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