The number of voters in Bangalore is witnessing a spike. The Karnataka electoral lists are out and they have a lot to say. Going by numbers, there has been a sharp increase in the number of registered voters in Bengaluru. While the state population grew by a mere 9%, the list has seen an increase of 24%.
Number of Voters in Bangalore – An Overview
Voters in Bengaluru will decide the fate of 28 assembly seats. In 2008, the fate of these seats was decided by 67.3 lakh voters. This year, it will be decided by 87.9 lakh. This marks an increase of 21 lakh voters.
Of this, 17.5 lakh voters registered themselves in the past 5 years. This is keeping in trend with the increase in voters across the state. It is interesting to note that Bengaluru accounts for 18% of the state’s voters.
|Number of Voters||67.3 lakh||70.4 lakh||87.9 lakh|
Bengaluru South- The Largest Constituency in the State
According to the tentative voters’ list published by the State Election Commission, Bengaluru South has a voter base of 501,408. Sringeri has the lowest voter based which is around 1.54 lakh voters.
In constituencies like Yeshwantpur and Mahadevapura, the number of voters increased by 71%. In south Bengaluru constituencies of Bommanahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Byatarayanapura and Yelahanka, the number of registered voters increased by 50% since the elections in 2008.
Dasarahalli alone saw an increase of 1.5 lakh voters in the past decade. It is also estimated that amongst 4,552 voters, around 1,439 voters are from Bangalore.
There are many reasons for this increase in voters. Primary amongst them is the large-scale migration to Bengaluru. Along with migrants from surrounding areas, Bengaluru’s tech and IT sector have also attracted migrants from across the northern part of the country.
Availability of land for development and a booming startup ecosphere has also made Bengaluru attractive for the working class population.
What remains to be seen now is how many of these registered voters cast their vote on May 12th 2018.
Karnataka Election 2018 – Interesting Figures and Dates
|Number of Young Voters||718,000||1,542,000|
|Total Number of Voters||44,403,739||51,224,351
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nomination||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nomination||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|
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