53.66 lakh voters increase after 2018 general election

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:46, Jan 20,2020 | Updated: 01:06, Jan 21,2020

 
 

The number of voters in the country has increased by 53.66 lakh after the 2018 general election, according to the draft updated electoral rolls disclosed by the Election Commission on Monday.

A total of 67,58,341 fresh voters—35,82,163 males and 31,75,825 females—were enrolled in the draft list while a total of 13,92,236 dead voters were deleted.

The number of voters now stands 10,96,06,187 after finalizing the updated voter list. Among them, 5,53,25,292 are males—5,42,80,542 females—and 353 transgender people.

The commission has also identified 2,07,635 dual voters and removed them from the voter list during the updating.

EC additional secretary Mokhlesur Rahman made the draft electoral rolls public at a press conference at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital. The National Identity Registration Wing director general Saidul Islam was also present.

The Election Commission for the first time disclosed the number of transgender voters in the country.

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