The special revision of voters’ list in Gurgaon has evoked a lukewarm response with just 15 per cent of the estimated 3.1 lakh new voters coming forward for registration.
The special supplementary revision of voters’ list is underway in the Millennium City and scheduled to be completed by October 25.
According to the District Election Office officials, only 22,000 applications for registration of new voters have been received in all the four Assembly segments of the district--Gurgaon, Pataudi, Badshahpur and Sohna-- with the population-voter ratio (per 1,000 population) of Gurgaon being 436 against 554 for the entire Haryana.
The projected population for all the four Assembly segments of Gurgaon district put together will be around 20,44,912 in January 2014, but the number of voters on September 6, 2013 was 8,91,165. So, going by the population-voter ratio of the State, there is a shortfall of about 3,10, 000 people who are yet to apply for voter cards. So far, only 15 per cent people have applied for registering themselves as voters.
Analysing the data Assembly wise, the projected population for Pataudi Assembly segment is 3,82,343 while the number of voters is 1,80,662. The population-voter ratio is 473. But so far only 5,168 people have applied for registration which is just 18 per cent of the estimated number of 89,196 new voters. Similarly, in Gurgaon Assembly, the projected population is 5,64,886 while the number of voters is 2,59,848 and the population-voter ratio is 460. As many as 68,885 new voters are required to be registered for voter cards, but only 5,761 have applied which is 12 per cent of the total number required.
In Badshahpur, the projected population is 6,70,076 and the number of voters is 2,78,763. The ratio is 416 and 66,167 new voters need to be registered, but only 6,322 have applied till now which is only 10 per cent of the total estimated new voters. In Sohna Assembly, the projected population is 4,27,607 and the number of voters is 1,71,692.
Here the population- voter ratio is 402, so 86,636 more voters are required to register, but only 4,881 applications have been received so far which is 20 per cent of the estimated new voters.