MCD Elections: Over 1.10 Lakh First-time Voters in MCD Polls
According To India Vote Kar
Over 1.10 lakh people are eligible to exercise their franchise for the first time in the upcoming high-stakes municipal polls in Delhi.
Elections to the three BJP-led corporations will be held on April 23 and the youth population is considered a crucial segment of the voters in the national capital.
“We are preparing for the polls as per the schedule. This would be the first civic poll after the latest delimitation which has redrawn the civic wards.
“For this election, there are 1,10,639 people who would be voting for the first time, out of which 24,825 are those who have recently turned 18. The rest are aged 19 or above,” Delhi State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava told PTI.
As per the new delimitation exercise, based on 2011 Census, each ward now has an average of 60,000 people with an estimated 40,000 voters.
The State Election Commission is running awareness campaigns, in print, and on radio and television to encourage people to exercise their franchise in this election for the 272 ward councillors.
Delhi has 70 Assembly seats and before the delimitation, every constituency had four wards, but, now it ranges from 3- 7.
Source : news18.com
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