Number of Tripura’s female voters drops

Agartala, Jan 7 (IANS) The final electoral rolls of Tripura for 2014 show a marginal decrease in the number of females from 964 to 962 per 1,000 males, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal said here.

In last year’s (2013) electoral rolls in Tripura, there were 964 female voters for every 1,000 males, and in 2012 the figure stood at 958.
“Though I have no exact data readily available, the gender ratio in Tripura’s electoral rolls is much higher than the national average and many states in India,” he told reporters after the publication of the final electoral rolls here Monday evening.
The CEO said that the names of 623 people have been enrolled in the electoral list of Tripura for every 1,000 people. “The ratio is also higher than the national average,” the official added.
On the basis of these final rolls, which were Monday formally handed over to the recognised national political parties, the Lok Sabha elections in the Left-ruled Tripura will be held in April-May.
After about a four-month-long summary revision of the voters lists, the much expected final rolls were published Monday simultaneously across the state.
According to the final rolls, a total of 2,379,541 voters, including 1,166,963 females, have been enrolled, with an increase of 30,590 voters (1.30 percent) over last year’s rolls.
Around 24,202 names were deleted from the electoral rolls due to various reasons, including deaths and migration.
According to the draft electoral lists published Sep 2 last year, the total number of voters in Tripura was 2,348,951, including 1,152,274 women.