Tamil Nadu’s electorate stands at 6.12 crore, marking a drop of 8 lakh

The Hindu Bureau
Tamil Nadu’s electorate stands at 6.12 crore, marking a drop of 8 lakh

There are 3.11 crore women, 3.01 crore men and over 7,900 of the third gender.

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Thursday, 1st June 2023
Page No. 2
Chennai Print Edition

The Tamil Nadu electorate fell by 8 lakh and stood at 6.12 crore, including 3.11 crore women, 3.01 crore men and more than 7,900 of the third gender. The latest figures from the electoral roll of Continuous Updation, 2023 (Quarter 2), were released by the Election Commission on Wednesday.

In January, Tamil Nadu’s total electorate was 6.20 crore, including 3.15 crore women, 3.04 crore men and more than 8,000 of the third gender. “During the above continuous updation, the names of 1,23,064 persons were included as new electors, and 9,11,820 deletions have been made on account of shifting, death and duplicate entries,” an official press release said.

More than 51,200 voters had changed their address, and correction of entries was made in respect of 2,60,103 electors, it said. The Shozhinganallur Assembly constituency in Chengalpattu district continues to have the highest number of electors in the State, at 6,51,077, including 3,26,253 men, 3,24,713 women and 111 of the third gender.

The Harbour constituency in Chennai continues to have the lowest number of electors, at 1,69,292 (87,924 men, 81,309 women and 59 of the third gender). Kilvelur in Nagapattinam has the second lowest number of electors, with 1,69,750, including 86,079 women, 83,669 men and two from the third gender. There are 3,400 overseas electors in the electoral roll of Continuous Updation, 2023 (Quarter 2).

In view of the Election Commission’s announcement that the youth could file advance applications with reference to three subsequent qualifying dates — April 1, July 1 and October 1 — and January 1, the roll would be updated every quarter and eligible youngsters could register in the next quarter of the year in which he/she has attained the qualifying age of 18. The roll of Continuous Updation, 2023 (Quarter 2), with reference to April 1 as the qualifying date, was published on Wednesday. On getting enrolled, an elector would be issued an Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC).

How to check

The roll in portable document format (PDF) is available at https://elections.tn.gov.in/, the Chief Electoral Officer said in an official press release. All eligible persons who completed 18 years of age as on April 1 this year, but don’t figure in the rolls, can apply in the following ways: An applicant can visit the offices of the Electoral Registration Officers and submit Form-6, or apply at https://voters.eci.gov.in/ or through the Voter Helpline app available in the Google Play Store. “The forms and claims received in advance during the period of Special Summary Revision, 2023, and Continuous Updation, 2023, thereafter shall be processed by the Electoral Registration Officers concerned during the relevant quarter under Continuous Updation,” the press release said.

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