Lucknow, January 13: On Thursday Electoral Commission of India informed that around 32.36 lakhs voters have been removed from the electoral roll across the state of Uttar Pradesh. The names which were found in more than one place, died or relocated were removed from the list of voters.
On this decision Chief Electoral Officer T. Venkatesh said that "After revision of voters' list, names of 32.26 lakh voters were removed, includes names of 5.53 lakh voters found at more than one place. As many as 14.99 lakh voters had shifted from their respective addresses (mentioned in the EPIC), while 11.90 lakh voters had died."
Around 14.12 crore is the strength of the voters of Uttar Pradesh from which 32.26 lakhs names of the voters have been eliminated. 24.53 lakh voters belong to the age group of 18-19. During the revision period of voters, total of 20.57 lakh voters were added. T. Venkatesh said that the total voters' count in the state has increased from 13.85 crore to 14.12 crore, and the percentage of voters to the total population of the state has increased to 63% from 60%. The count of women voters too has shown increase from 6.26 crore (58.78%) to 6.44 crore (60.38%). Similarly, the gender ratio too has improved across all the districts, and stands at 839 (up from 827), he added.
"As many as 38.03 lakh female voters compared to 31.84 lakh voters registered themselves during the list revision. Mirzapur topped the enrolment chart with 68,558 new voters, including 36,527 male voters," said chief electoral officer of UP. During the revision, 8.83 lakh entries in the voter list were corrected.” T. Venkatesh told the media while talking about the elimination of names of the voters from the electoral roll.