With more than a month still to go for the Vidhan Sabha elections, the number of voters in the Panchkula constituency has reached 1,93,681, and the 30-39 years age group accounts for the maximum of 24 per cent voters.
The Vidhan Sabha elections in the Panchkula district, consisting of two constituencies of Kalka and Panchkula, are likely to be scheduled for October. The number of voters has not significantly increased since the Lok Sabha polls held on March 10, as the increase in voters was compensated with almost equal number of deletions of names due to death, or change in constituencies.
As per the data currently available, women constitute close to 46 per cent of the total voter base, with total of 90,757 female voters in Panchkula constituency.
The young voters in the age-bracket of 18-19 years constitute 2.35 per cent of the total voters, with many of them all set to exercise their vote for the first time. The maximum voters belong to the age group of 30-39 years, which accounts for 24 per cent of total voter-base in Panchkula constituency. There are 2,974 voters above the age-group of 80 years.
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“The numbers will increase as the date of the election is yet to be announced, and the process of voter enrolment will continue,” said the Additional District Commissioner, S P Arora, while talking about the initiatives being taken by the city administration to encourage voters under the Systematic Voters’ Education And Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme, launched by the Election Commission of India.
“Be it college events, gram panchayats, kisan mela or any other public event, we are using every opportunity to interact with people, and inform and motivate them to enrol as voters and exercise their right to vote. It is part of our official visits,” said Arora, who is also the nodal officer for SVEEP. The administration has also been organising various events in government colleges and educational institutions in this regard.
People who are seeking to include their name for the first time in the electoral roll are required to fill form no.6, which can be downloaded from the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana. The form needs to be submitted in the office of the Election Registration Office. The form no.7 is for deletion of name while form no. 8 is for correction in details.