Hyderabad: 1.8% of new voters enrolled

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MADDY DEEKSHITH
Published Mar 15, 2019, 2:27 am IST
Updated Mar 15, 2019, 2:27 am IST
As of Feb. 22, a mere 49,272 voters are aged between 18 and 19.
Citing low enrolment of the young voters, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has requested them to verify their names and enrol by Friday. (Representational Image)
 Citing low enrolment of the young voters, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has requested them to verify their names and enrol by Friday. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: Of the 41,62,215 voters in the 15 Assembly constituencies in the city, only 1.81 per cent are new voters who have enrolled after January 1, 2019.

Surprisingly, voters above 80 years of age constitute about 1.13 per cent of total voters, and they mostly reside in Malakpet constituency.

 

Hyderabad has 22,39,513 voters in the age group of 20 to 39 years, who contribute 53.80 per cent of votes.

According to the final electoral rolls published on February 22, a mere 49,272 voters are aged between 18 and 19. Karwan has the highest number of fresh voters — 4,349 in this age group, followed by Jubilee Hills with 3,954 voters, Musheerabad with 3,846 voters, and Khairatabad with 3,654 voters in the same age group.

The 15 Assembly constituencies have 9,08,416 voters aged between 20 and 29 and 13,31,097 voters aged between 30 and 39. The city has 8,48,220 voters aged between 40 and 49; 5,26,648 voters aged between 50 and 59; 3,08,260 voters aged between 60 and 69; 1,43,062 voters aged between 70 and 79, and 47,240 voters aged above 80 years of age.

Citing low enrolment of the young voters, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has requested them to verify their names and enrol by Friday.

“All the voters who have enrolled their names by March 15 will be verified and included in the electoral rolls to be published on March 26. They get a chance to cast their vote in the Lok Sabha elections,” a GHMC official said.

He said that voters can verify their names by visiting the Election Commission and the GHMC websites and also by calling on their helplines (040 23457317 for state election commission, 040 21111111 for the GHMC call centre).

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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