Editorial: People power

Tamilnadu has a total electorate of 6.26 crore voters as per the final revised electoral rolls released by Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo Wednesday ahead of the Assembly elections due in April-May. Women voters at 3,18,28,727 outnumber men, whose figure stands at 3,08,38,473 and 7,246 are third gender electors.

During the revision, 8,97,694 electors in the age group of 18-19 were enrolled, of whom 4,80,953 are men, 4,16,423 women and 318 third gender. Cumulatively, 13,09,311 voters fall under this age group.

Releasing the final list, Sahoo said during the special summary revision of photo electoral rolls-2021, 21,82,120 applications for inclusion of names were received and 21,39,395 applications were admitted and names included. A total of 5,09,307 deletions have been made on account of shifting, death and duplicate entries. A total of 3,32,743 applications were received for correction of entries and 3,09,292 were admitted.

Sholinganallur Assembly constituency in Chengalpattu district has the highest number of 6,94,845 electors and the Harbour Constituency in Chennai city has the lowest with 1,76,272 electors. Continuous updation is in operation and all eligible persons who do not find their names in the rolls may apply, the CEO said.

The final rolls, with 1 January, 2021 as the qualifying date, was published on Wednesday. The Assembly election is expected to be held in April or early May in Tamilnadu. It’s time for people to show their power once again.


NT Bureau