Chalakudy, which has been witnessing a keenly contested battle between the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF), has 11.15 lakh voters.
As per the latest electoral rolls, women outnumber males by 19,438 voters in the constituency comprising seven assembly constituencies. However, male voters hold an upper hand in three of the seven constituencies – Perumbavoor by 2,080, Angamaly by 1,350 and Kunnathunadu by 1,188.
The number of voters in each of the assembly segments are as follows: Chalakudy—1,73,751 (84,333 men and 89,372 women), Kaipamangalam –23,6571 (71,569 men and 82,501 women), Kodungallur - 1,71,584 (82,212 men and 89,372 women), Perumbavoor -1,54,862 (78,471 men and 76,391women), Angamaly – 15,0524 (75,937 men and 74,587 women) Kunnathunadu – 1,53,880 (77,534 men and 74,587 women) and Aluva- 15,7243 (78,182 men and 79,061 women).
In terms of the number of women voters, Chalakkudy tops the list with 89,418, closely followed by Kodungallur with 89,372 female voters. With 74,587 voters, Angamaly has the lowest number of women voters.
During the previous Lok Sabha election in 2009, the constituency recorded an overall polling percentage of 73.86 per cent.
According to officials statistics, about 7,94,306 of the total 10,75,390 voters in the constituency cast their votes in the election won by K.P. Dhanapalan of the UDF. Of the total votes polled, Dhanapalan accounted about 50.02 per cent while the LDF candidate U.P. Joseph, who emerged as the runner up, garnered 41.2 percent votes.