Bru voters to exercise franchise in Mizoram

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AIZAWL, Sept 27 (Newmai): There are as many as 7,68,181 voters in Mizoram, according to the final electoral roll published on Thursday, which is 1.14 per cent increment over the last voter list published in January this year.

State Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank told reporters on Thursday that female voters outnumbered their male voters by 19,189.

There are 3,93,685 female voters against 3,74,496 male voters in all the eight districts of Mizoram.

On publishing the list of voters in eight districts of the state, Shashank mentioned that there are 7,68,181 voters being enrolled and this figure will differ as the roll revision process will  continue till the last day of filing nomination, and accordingly, the figures will be updated every day.

The number of voters has increased by 8,662 (1.14 %) from the last voter list update.

In the last voter roll published on January 16 this year there were 7,59,519 voters  including 3,88, 046 females voters  and  3,71,473 male voters.

Meanwhile, according to the final roll published by the CEO today, Aizawl district with 14 assembly constituencies has the highest number of voters among eight districts at 2,88,322 followed by Lunglei district at 1,04,930. There were 7 assembly constituencies in Lunglei district. Siaha district in the southern part of the state has the least electorates at 38,843.

According to election department officials, there were 7,60,303 voters in the draft electoral roll published on July 31 this year and the increment after final revision was 1 per cent.

Meanwhile, citing the ECI directive, Shashank said that no Bru voters would be allowed to exercise franchise outside Mizoram in the upcoming assembly elections of Mizoram. He added that preparation for the forthcoming election to the 40- member state legislative assembly is going on in full swing.

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