The newly-released list of voters mirrors the influx of migrant population into Ranga Reddy district. According to the list, eligible voters constitute over 94 per cent of the total population in the district as enumerated during the Census 2011.
While the Census pegs the district’s population at 52.96 lakh, the number of voters, according to the electors’ list, stands at over 50 lakh, which is 94.5 per cent of the total population. This can only be attributed to the huge influx of migrant population into the district. About 7.41 lakh people have newly enlisted themselves as voters.
Of the total 50 lakh electors registered in the district, 26.74 lakh are men, and 23.25 lakh are women. In addition, there are 744 service electors, who are entitled to vote from distant places.
Another notable feature is the predominantly young constituency that is eligible to vote.
Of the total, over 62 per cent voters – 31.15 lakh – are below 40 years of age, and nearly 33 per cent, or 16.43 lakh, below 30 years. First-time voters constituted 2.88 per cent of the whole, at 1.44 lakh.
As is to be expected, urban constituencies in the district registered maximum number of voters, with Quthbullahpur leading the lot with 5.58 lakh voters and Serilingampally following at 5.31 lakh. L.B. Nagar occupied a third place with 4.81 lakh voters. Kukatpally, Uppal, Malkajgiri and Medchal constituencies too registered over four lakh voters. Tandur recorded the lowest number of voters in the district, at about 1.85 lakh.