Voter turnout in Mizoram records low for Lok Sabha than in 2019

Voter turnout in Mizoram records low for Lok Sabha than in 2019

Aizawl: The Lok Sabha 2024 general election was held on 19 April from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. According to the ECI voter turnout portal, the voter turnout till 5 pm was 56.68 percent which is lower than the 2019 Lok Sabha general election where the final voter turnout was 63 percent.
As MP elections in Mizoram often see lower voter turnout than legislative assembly elections, the Election Department has organized intensive activities to encourage people to vote, when the final voter turnout is over. When the turnout is published, their efforts seem futile.
Lawngtlai district recorded the highest voter turnout with 63.36% while Aizawl district recorded the lowest voter turnout of 53.13% among the 11 districts of the state.

As per the latest Electoral roll, Mizoram has 8,56,364 voters out of which 4,14,805 are male voters and 4,41,559 are female voters.

There are 4,963 Service voters ( male – 4872, female – 91), 4741 voters aged 85 and above (male – 2167, female – 2574), 3396 PwD voters ( male – 1876, female – 1521), and 36,370 young voters between the ages of 18-19 ( male – 18,659, female – 17,711).

Out of the 1276 Polling Stations, there are 751 Rural Polling Stations and 525 Urban Polling Stations. On average, there are 671 voters per Polling station.

The Polling Booths in 765 Polling Stations will be monitored through webcasting.

Strong rooms have been designated and prepared in every district for the storage of EVMs after the conduct of elections.

There are 40 Strong rooms, one for each Assembly Constituency. Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Mizoram State Armed Police personnel will be deployed to safeguard the Strong rooms and buildings day and night till Counting day.

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