According to the draft electoral-rolls in Bihar, there are 3.39 crore males, 2.95 crore females and 1,914 third gender voter card registration in the state.
Less Women Voter Card Registration
The Bihar CEO has however pointed out that the gender ratio in the draft electoral rolls was quite low at 873 female voters for every 1,000 male voters.
The Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Naik said that though the gender disparity in the electoral rolls is being bridged well, it is still less than the ideal number of 918, which corresponds to the sex ratio of the state.
The Bihar CEO said that the figures indicate that more men are doing their voter card registration in comparison to the women.
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Duplicate Voters More than Census count
As per the census, Bihar has around 6.01 crore adults while the number of voter card registration on the electoral rolls is more than 6.21 crore. It is learnt that Election Commission is now redoing the electoral rolls, after a series of complaints about large-scale manipulations and bogus voters in the state. Bihar, a state where population of adults is only 6.01 crore, has a voters list longer than 6.21 crore.
Around 3.4 lakh duplicate names have been deleted from the roll.
The Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Naik said that around 3.4 lakh duplicate voter card registrations, including those who had shifted residences, were detected during the revision of roll. Duplicate voters are the citizens who have names on the electoral rolls of many areas.
According to the estimates of Election Commission, at least 7 to 8 lakh duplicate voter card registrations exist in electoral-rolls of Bihar. That is around 3% of extra electors. This is despite the fact that the names of around 3.4 lakh duplicate-voters were removed from the rolls.
From a survey conducted by Answers Research Consultancy, it has been revealed that the state’s capital Patna has the maximum number of bogus voters – around 6.35 lakh. In 2014 also, the state’s adult population was around 33 lakh but the number of electoral rolls showed more than 39 lakh voters.
EC came to know about this by a complaint filed by Mr.Syed Adib Alam, a local social worker, who stated that the Saran district has 3.27 bogus voters.
What is shocking is that the number of fake voter card registration in the 38 districts of the state ranged from 47,235 (Vaishali) to 2.7 lakh (Nalanda) – a number big enough to overturn an electoral verdict.
The state will go to polling in September-October this year and the voter list will be completed by 31st July.
Around 13.2 lakh citizens have been included in the revised electoral rolls ahead of Assembly elections this year in 2015.
The revised electoral rolls, from which names of 7.41 lakh duplicate voters have already been removed, had been published on January 15,2015. According to the revised list, Bihar has 6,57,93,462 voters – 3,51,59,484 men, 3,06,31,704 women and 2,274 other voters. The state recorded an increase of about 23.31 lakh voters during the special revision work.
Around 10.2 lakh of the voters who are aged 18-19 years and would be exercising their franchise for the first time in 2015.
95.69 per cent of the electorate has been issued elector’s photo identity card (EPIC) in Bihar. The Election Commission intends to distribute EPICs on National Voters’ Day on January 25.
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Folk singer Sharda Sinha was selected the state icon to create awareness among the people about exercising their franchise and voter card registration.