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Women as a vote bank: Not a win-win for politicos

Amulya Ganguli/IANS

Women are now being courted by some politicians who sense that their appeal to Dalits, backward castes and Muslims is dwindling in the absence of providing more and more sops, or that their rivals are more successful in cultivating these vote banks.

DNA: Historic moment ‒Saudi Arabia's women vote in election for the first time

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic.

2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men

2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men

An estimated 57% of the electorate cast their votes in the first phase of Bihar Assembly election in 49 constituencies.

Women voters outnumber men in Jharkhand; 61 percent turnout

Women voters Sunday outnumbered men in the fourth phase of the Assembly Elections in Jharkhand. Around 61 percent balloting was reported from across the 15 constituencies that went to the polls, officials said.

More women voters than males in four phases of LS polls in WB

Turnout of women voters has surpassed the percentage of votes polled by male voters after the four phases of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Election Commission sources said here on Friday.

Women voters turnout higher than men in 10 states/UTs

Women turnout has been higher than men as compared to the previous Lok Sabha polls in 438 parliamentary constituencies, according to Election Commission.

Women voters outnumber men in some Odisha districts

Women voters outnumbered their male counterparts in tribal dominated Kandhamal and Gajapati districts which went to the polls on April 10.

Women outnumber men in voter turnout in five states

Women have outnumbered men in casting votes in five of the 13 states and Union Territories which went to polls in first four phases of Lok Sabha elections.

Delhi to get 5,000 new women voters

The Election Commission has received about 5,000 new voter enrolment forms after holding a day-long voting awareness campaign for women in the national capital Saturday, said an official.

Women voters outnumber men in many districts of Arunachal

Women voters outnumber men in Tawang, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang and Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Women voters to play key role in Mizoram polls

Women voters will play a key role in the November 25 assembly elections in Mizoram, the only state in India where women voters outnumber men.

Women voters augur well for BJP

BJP`s poll performance appears to be linked to turnout of women voters.

Women voters outnumber men in Nagaland

Polling percentage of female voters in Nagaland surpassed their male counterparts in the February 23 Assembly elections.

Increase in women voter turnout in India

Do Akhilesh Yadav and Prakash Singh Badal owe their victory to the women?

Increase in women voter turnout in India

Do Akhilesh Yadav and Prakash Singh Badal owe their victory to the women?

Scrap polls if no women votes: Pakistani daily

Pakistan has an estimated population of 180 million, half of whom are women.

Women voter turnout sinks in Afghanistan

Threatened with death, restricted by relatives or alienated by politics, turnout among women voters in Afghanistan was poor generally and close to zero in some parts of the south.