TN has total electorate of 6.20 cr

Chennai, Jan 5 (FN Agency) Women once again outnumber men in the total electorate list of Tamil Nadu, which was released by Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo on Thursday. Releasing the rolls to the media, he said as per the integrated final electoral roll of Special Summary Revision, the total electorate in Tamil Nadu is 6,20,41,179 (Male – 3,04,89,866, Female – 3,15,43,286 and Third Gender – 8,027). The Assembly Constituency with the highest number of electors is Shozhinganallur Assembly Constituency in Chengalpattu district with 6,66,295 electors (Male: 3,34,081; Female: 3,32,096; Third Gender: 118), followed by Kavundampalayam in Coimbatore district with 4,57,408 electors (Male: 2,27,835; Female: 2,29,454; Third Gender: 119). Harbour Assembly Constituency in Chennai city has the lowest number of electors with 1,70,125 electors (Male: 88,396; Female: 81,670; Third Gender: 59) and the second lowest is Kilvelur in Nagapattinam District with 1,75,128 electors (Male: 85,652; Female: 89,474; Third Gender: 2). Sahoo said there are 3,310 Overseas electors in the final rolls published today out of which 8 electors have been enrolled in this Special Summary Revision period. So far 4,48,138 Persons with Disabilities (PwD) electors have been flagged in the electoral rolls. The Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Roll, with reference to January 1, 2023 as the qualifying date commenced with draft publication on November 9, 2022.

Claims and objections were received during the period from November 9 to December 8, 2022. During the above revision period, 10,54,566 applications for inclusion of names were received and 10,17,141 applications (Male: 4,70,291, Female: 5,46,225 and Third Gender: 625) were admitted and names included. In all 8,43,007 applications were received for deletion of which 8,02,136 deletions have been made on account of shifting (5,32,526), death (2,47,664) and duplicate (21,946) entries. Correction of entries have been done in respect of 2,15,308 electors (Male: 1,13,047, Female: 1,02,165 and Third Gender: 96), Sahoo said. During the above revision period 4,66,374 electors in the age group of 18-19 have been enrolled (Male: 2,52,048; Female: 2,14,171 and Third Gender :155). The CEO “Voters can apply for changes as addition and deletion is a continuous process,” he said. Anyone who has completed 17 years of age could apply for inclusion in the voters list. But their name would be included in one of the four quarters when he or she reaches 18 years. To a question on holding byelections to Erode East constituency which fell vacant following the death of Congress member Thirumahan Everaa yesterday, Sahoo said the Assembly would send notice for declaring the constituency as vacant. “As per the Election Commission rules, elections should be held in six months. Once the Election Commission notifies it, the bypoll will be held to the seat”, he added.