Over six lakh voters can exercise franchise in Mizoram Assy polls

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Aizawl, Oct 21 (UNI) In all 6,11,124 voters will exercise their democratic rights in the November 29 Mizoram Assembly elections.

The number of voters has increased by 82,928 from the last Assembly polls in 2003. According to the revised electoral role for the 2008 Assembly polls, there are 3,02,240 male and 3,08,884 female voters.

The voters would exercise their franchise through Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), official sources said here today and added that a training on the use of EVM was in full swing in different districts headquarters.

Aizawl district with presently 2,23,595 voters has recorded an overall increase in the number by 2.37 per cent from the last Assembly polls with Aizawl West II constituency witnessing the highest percentage increase of 3.92 from its previous rolls.

Of the 40 Assembly constituencies in the state, Aizawl district has 13 constituencies - Saitual, Suangpuilawn, Ratu, Sateek, Tlungvel, Aizawl North I and North II, Aizawl East l and II, Aizawl West I and II and Aizawl South I and II.

The highest concentration of voters is in Aizawl West II constituency at 24,260, followed by Aizawl North II with 23,157.

Erstwhile Suangpuilawn (renamed Chalfilh) with 8,590 voters has the least number of voters among the constituencies in the district.

Of the constituencies in the state capital, Aizawl East II with 14,198 voters has the least number of voters, followed by Aizawl East I with 16,693.

Aizawl District Election Authorities had also created 45 more polling stations under Aizawl district to add to the existing 208 polling stations as per the directions of the Election Commission of India, sources said.

This was to meet the requirements of growing number of voters, sources added.


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