Women voter turnout higher than Men in 10 states/Union Territories
New Delhi : According to Election Commission, compared to previous Lok Sabha elections, women voter turnout has been higher in number than men in 438 parliamentary constituencies. The overall voter turnout comes out to be 66.2% so far after the seventh phase of LS polls yesterday which is against the 57.61% last elections.
EC Director General Akshay Raut said that the percentage of voter turnout is likely to raise further after the postal votes are taken into consideration. Higher women voter turnout were registered in as many as 10 states/ Union Territories, including Goa, Chandigarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Manipur and Tamil Nadu.
Until now, elections have been held in 428 constituencies and about 44.28 crore voters have voted so far. And 26 states have registered high turnout as compared to previous elections.