Total Electorate In J&K Crosses 65 Lakh Mark

2 November 2008
The Hindu

Srinagar: The total electorate eligible to vote in the upcoming seven-phased elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday crossed 65 lakh with the addition of 40,228 service electors. There are 40,228 service electors including 6,995 women in the state eligible to vote in the elections in the state. With this, the total electorate has gone up to 65,37,821, an official spokesman said on Sunday. Earlier, officials had put the figure of total electorate in the State to 64,97,593 spread over 87 constituencies. Jammu division leads with 31,209 service voters while 9,019 are from Kashmir division, the spokesman said. Even district wise, Jammu with 14,101 service electors leads the pack followed by Leh with 5,690 service voters while Srinagar district has the lowest 14 service electors registered, the spokesman. Of total electorate in the state, nearly half of them are women. There are 33,85,380 male and 31,52,441 female voters in the state, he added. Elections to the 87-member assembly will be held in seven phases. Service electors refer to men and women enlisted in the defence services and paramilitary forces.