Nagpur: Administrative machinery is all set for conduct of Assembly elections in Maharashtra to be held on October 21. The administration organised various events for mass awareness on importance of exercising franchise in the mega festival of democracy.
A peep into facts and figures:
• Total voters in Maharashtra are 8,98,39,600 including male, female, third gender and Divyang voters.
• Male voters: 4,68,75,750
• Female voters: 4,28,43,635
• Third gender voters: 2634
• Divyang voters: 3,96,000
• Service voters: 1,17,581
• Total 96,661 Polling Centres in Assembly elections 2019
• Main Polling Centres: 95,473
• Sub-Polling Centres: 1188
• 352 “Sakhi Polling Centres” especially for women and managed by women
Facilities for voters:
•Minimum basic facilities including drinking water, power supply, lighting, ballot papers in Braille language, toilets, special facilities including wheel chairs, ramps, separate queues for Divyang voters.
•Creche arrangement for women voters coming with kids
•1,79,895 ballot units (EVMs), 1,26,505 control units and around 1,35,021 VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) units have been supplied. These include reserved units.
•Around 6.50 lakh employees will be on election duty. These employees have been specially trained for the poll job. Police deployment will be in place for maintaining law and order and peaceful conduct of the elections.
Documents mandatory for voting:
•Name in electoral rolls
•Any one of 11 types of identity cards including Passport, Driving Licence, Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt/PSUs/Public Limited Companies, Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office, PAN Card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA Job Card, Health Insurance Smart Card, Pension document with photograph, Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs, Aadhar Card if voter ID card issued by Election Commission is not with them.
In Nagpur district, the number of voters has also gone up compared the previous Assembly Elections. In 2014, there were 37.04 lakh voters in the district, which is now increased by 4.5 lakhs and the figure is 41.63 lakh. Out of 41,63,367 voters in Nagpur district, 21,31,149 are male, 20,32,118 are female and 100 are third gender who will exercise their franchise in this Assembly elections on October 21. As compared to this year’s Lok Sabha polls there are total 78,527 more voters for the Vidhan Sabha elections.
However, 73,936 new voters between age group of 18 to 19 years will also cast vote. The number of voters in all the twelve assembly constituencies of the district has increased except one.In 2014, the total number of voters in Umred was 2,84,020 and the present figure is 2,84,403, which is just an addition of 383. Whereas, Hingna constituency marked the highest number of voters with 72,843. In 2014, Hingna had 3,03,081 voters and now it is 3,75,924. Voters could still register their names online or offline and the enrollment process will continue tillthe lastdate of filing which is on October 4. Nagpur North constituency have the highest number of voters in Nagpur city with 3,83,663, where as South West is on the second with 3,83,387.
The figures for the other four constituencies are Nagpur South — 3,81,747, Nagpur East — 3,70,882, Nagpur Central- 323957 and Nagpur West — 3,60,819. Similarly, the number of third gender voters also increased this time. In 2014, the number was 46 and now there are 100 voters who are going to cast vote from different constituencies. North Nagpur has the highest 38 third gender voters.