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17 September 2013

Survey Shows High Desire To Vote in Mizoram

By Adam Halliday
Aizawl, Sep 17 : A survey has found some encouraging facts about Mizoram voters. All covered by the survey by the Mizoram People Forum (MPF) were literate, and 96% had passed high school or above while all respondents said they intend to vote in the assembly elections.

About 87% felt there was some kind of security threat during elections they had voted in earlier.

Among those surveyed, 99% possessed voter ID cards, and a handful of those who did not have one in the past recently misplaced them.

About 56% were between 18 and 40 years old, while the recently released final electoral rolls showed more female voters than males in the state.

Three-fourths of those surveyed said candidates will be the most influencing factor for voting preference even as just 10% said their intention to cast votes is because they are party sympathizers.

Turnout for assembly elections in Mizoram has been historically high and gradually increasing from 74% in 1987 to 82% in the last polls.

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