Sinlung /
31 January 2011

Women Voters Lead in Mizoram

mizo women votersAizawl, Jan 31 : Women voters in Mizoram have surpassed men in the updated electoral roll released by the state’s chief electoral officer early this month.

The state now holds the record of being one of the seven states and Union territories, where women voters outnumber men.

Two other northeastern states — Manipur and Meghalaya — are among these seven states where women voters outnumber men. In these two states, there are 8,62,272 and 65,6371 women voters while the men voters are 8,18,355 and 6,33,390 respectively.

Mizoram’s chief electoral officer K. Riachho said this year’s updated rolls had registered 640,754 voters, of which 325,081 were women and 3,15,673 men, a lead of 9,408.

He said the revised voters’ rolls in Mizoram in July last year had registered 6,33,455 voters, of which the women voters stood at 3,20,207 and men voters at 3,13,248, giving the women a lead of 6,959.

The women voters of this tiny state have steadily been maintaining their edge over men in all the state-level polls.

However, the women have always lagged behind in contesting the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state.

In the last Assembly election held in December 2008, no woman candidate could win in the state though five of them were in the fray.


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