J-K records 86.93 lakh voters after special summary revision

Gender ratio improves from 924 to 954; 259 new polling stations created

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SRINAGAR — The total number of voters in Jammu & Kashmir has reached 86.93 lahks after the completion of a special summary revision of electoral rolls in the Union Territory, with January 01, 2024 as the qualifying date.

Jammu & Kashmir’s chief electoral officer P.K. Pole on Monday said that as of now, there are 86.93 lakh electors in J&K.

“As of now, there are 86.93 lakh electors which includes 44.35 lakh male and 42.58 lakh female,” he said.

He added that the electoral population ratio has improved from 0.59 to 0.60 and the gender ratio from 924 to 954.

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According to details available with the news agency KNO, 2.31 lakh new voters were added to the electoral roll during the revision while 86000 were deleted due to deaths, shifting etc.

During the period of special summary revision, the details of 1.45 lakh electors were corrected, the CEO said.

This is the third revision of electoral rolls in Jammu & Kashmir after the delimitation exercise was completed on May 05, 2022.

According to the details available, the special summary revision with January 1, 2024 as the qualifying date was carried out in two phases.

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The first phase involved training the staff involved in the exercise and rationalization of polling booths. As many as 259 new polling stations were created in J&K after consultation with political parties.

The second phase started with the publication of the draft electoral roll on October 17, 2023. The exercise was completed with the publication of the final electoral roll on Monday (January 22)­.

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