Number of Voters in Karnataka has considerably increased as compared to the last state elections held in 2013. The number of registered voters for the 2018 state elections has risen significantly.
This includes men, women and transgenders. This should result in a larger voter turnout on May 12th when the fate of 224 Karnataka State Assembly seats will be voted upon.
Number of Voters in Karnataka – A Quick Guide
As per the final count, the total number of registered voters in Karnataka for the 2018 elections is 49,682,351 (approximately 4.97 crore). As compared to the 43,685,739 (approximately 4.37 crore) electors registered in 2013, this marks a 12% increase.
The number of male voters has increased by a little over 12% (Male voters are 25,205,820 in 2018 as compared to 22,315,727 in 2013) and the number of females has increased by over 14% ( Female voters are 24,471,979 in 2018 compared to 21,367,912 in 2013).
In Bangalore constituencies like Sarvagnanagar, Jayanagar, and Rajajinagar, the female voters are almost equal to the number of male voters. The number of transgender voters has almost doubled as compared to those registered in 2013.
|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|
Number of Voters in Karnataka – The Youth Awakens
The minimum voting age in India is 18 years. For the 2018 Karnataka State Elections, 824,000 new voters between the age of 18 to 29 years have been registered. While the elector population ratio has remained the same in the last 5 years, this marks an increase in the young voter’s ratio from 1.16% in 2013 to 2.2%.
The gender ratio of these voters has also increased from 958 to 972 for the same period.
|Number of Young Voters||718,000||1,542,000|
|Total Number of Voters||44,403,739||51,224,351
Additional Resources in Play for 2018 Elections
With the increased number of voters in Karnataka additional, resources are put in place to ensure that voting runs smoothly with the increased number of voters, 4,662 new polling stations have been set up across Karnataka. Here is a snapshot:
- Number of new polling stations – 4,662
- Number of total polling stations in 2018 – 56,696
- Polling personals required for election -approximately 356,552
- Auxiliary polling stations – 1,850
- In terms of equipment, this election will see 76,110 VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machines, 73,185 Control units, and 87,819 Ballot units put into action.
- 1,097 Check posts, 1,503 surveillance teams and 1,361 MCC teams
These are put in place to ensure the Model Code of Conduct is enforced during this election. Efforts are also being made to ensure that people with disabilities have no problems casting their vote at the polling booths.
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