Women voter number declines in Bangladesh

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 18:35, Mar 02,2021


The number of voters in Bangladesh has increased to 11.17 crore with the inclusion of 19 lakh fresh voters in 2020, but the share of women voters slightly declined to 49.33 per cent from the previous 49.48 per cent.

This scenario came in the limelight as the Election Commission made the final updated electoral roll public. The EC disclosed the final updated voter numbers on Tuesday on the occasion of the National Voter Day 2021.

According to the EC’s factsheet, a total of 19,18,056 new voters, 11, 25, 755 men and 7,92,220 women, were enlisted in the country’s voter list in the one year since March 2, 2020.

However, 16,499 dead voters, 10,280 males and 6,219 females, were dropped from the electoral roll by the time.

Now the number of the total voters stands at 11,17,20,669— male 5,65,98,005 (50.66pc), 5,51,22,223 females (49.33pc) and 441 transgender persons —in the country.

On March 2, 2020, the number of the total voters was 10,98,19,112, male 5,54,82,530 (50.52pc) and 5,43,36,222 (49.48pc) female, and 360 transgender.

Some 441 transgender people were incorporated under the identity of the third gender in the voter list.

The voter growth was 1.75 per cent in the last one year.

Among the total voters, the share of women has slightly declined to 49.33 per cent now from 49.48 per cent.


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