Meghalaya has two NRI voters: Election Commission

SHILLONG, Apr 7:  Out of the 19.14 lakh voters in Meghalaya two are NRIs (Non Resident Indians) state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Fredrick Roy Kharkongor informed on Sunday. 

The CEO said that the two Non Resident Indian voters are from the Tura Parliamentary constituency. 

“The total number of electorates for 2019 has gone up to 19, 14, 795 up from 18, 92, 716 at the time of the final publication of the electoral rolls on January 17,” Kharkongor informed. 

Since the publication of the final roll on January 17 till date a total of 22, 079 new electorates were registered in Meghalaya.

The female voters outnumber the male electorates in Meghalaya – out of the total number of 19, 14, 795 electorates, 965174 are females and 949621 are males.

It may be mentioned that during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the total voter strength in Meghalaya was 1,553,028.

In the last five years the number of electorates has increased by 3, 61, 767. During the 2018 assembly polls the total number of voters in Meghalaya was 18,31, 487.

The state which has two Parliamentary seats – Shillong and Tura will vote during the First Phase of the multi phased polls.

Meanwhile as per the constituency wise break-up of the electorates there are 11, 97, 806 voters for the Shillong Parliamentary seat and 7, 16, 989 eligible voters in Tura Lok Sabha seat.

Moreover, there are 3167 polling stations all over the state. A total of 2053 polling stations are in the Shillong Lok Sabha seat and 1114 is in the Tura Parliamentary seat.

 Also there are 3424 service electors.

Moreover, Selsella Assembly constituency which is also going for a by-poll following the demise of sitting Congress legislator Clement Marak will have around 30, 000 electorates and 50 polling stations, Kharkongor informed.

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