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.
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 turnout has been higher than men as compared to the previous Lok Sabha polls in 438 parliamentary constituencies, according to Election Commission.
Women voters outnumbered their male counterparts in tribal dominated Kandhamal and Gajapati districts which went to the polls on April 10.
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.
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 Tawang, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang and Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
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.
BJP`s poll performance appears to be linked to turnout of women voters.
Polling percentage of female voters in Nagaland surpassed their male counterparts in the February 23 Assembly elections.
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Pakistan has an estimated population of 180 million, half of whom are women.
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.
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