10 lakh voters more in Karnataka
Bangalore: Karnataka has witnessed an increase of about 10 lakh voters for the Lok Sabha polls till January 31, compared to assembly elections held in May 2013.
“As of now, total number of voters in the state as on 31 January 2014 is 4,46,43,877. This is around 70 per cent of our population,” Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha told reporters in Bangalore yesterday.
He said the total number of male voters in the state was 2,27,78,644 and female 2,18,65,233.
Mr Jha said during the assembly elections, number of voters in the state was 4,36,52,706 which had reached 4,46,43,877, an increase of 10 lakh voters compared to May 2013.
Stating that the process of updating of voters list is on, he said, “Voters whose names are not there in the voters list have an opportunity to get enrolled till March 16 by submitting Form 6.”
He said about 8 lakh voters are in the age group 18-19 years.
In Karnataka, elections will be held on April 17.
He said the model code of conduct was put into effect yesterday soon after the announcement of elections schedule.
Pointing out that there are right now 54,261 polling stations spread over entire 28 parliamentary constituencies and 224 assembly constituencies, he said, “About thousand odd polling stations will be included depending on how many new applications we get in those polling stations.”