Persons over 100 years old to vote in Delhi polls

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 06, 2015 Published on February 06, 2015

Delhi Assembly polls will not only see youngsters flaunting inked fingers after casting their votes but over 300 voters above the age of 100 years will also be exercising their franchise.

Also, over 800 voters belonging to the third gender are registered in the electoral rolls for the polling scheduled tomorrow.

“There are 311 electors over the age of 100 years in the national capital. These persons are eligible to cast their votes in the Assembly elections,” Delhi Chief Electoral Office Chandra Bhushan Kumar said.

Over 1.33 crore electorate will decide the fate of 673 candidates in the fray for the Delhi Assembly elections.

According to the Election Commission, the number of total electorate in Delhi stands at 1,33,09,078 - 73,89,089 males; 59,19,127 females.

There are 2,27,316 voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years while 36,93,975 electors are in the age group of 20 to 29 years. According to the EC, polling will take place at 12,177 polling stations, of which 714 have been identified as “critical”. Of these, 191 are “highly critical”.

For the first time, indelible ink will be applied with brush instead of wooden stick.

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Published on February 06, 2015
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