In anticipation of the upcoming general election, the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam has recently unveiled the final electoral roll for the State. This comprehensive document reveals significant insights into the demographics of various constituencies, shedding light on the distribution of voters across Assam.
One noteworthy revelation is that the Dalgaon assembly constituency in the Darrang district, characterised by a Muslim majority, boasts the highest number of voters among all Assembly seats. In contrast, the Amri assembly constituency in the Karbi Anglong district, predominantly inhabited by Tribal communities, records the lowest number of voters.
The pattern extends to the Lok Sabha constituencies, where the Dhubri constituency, with a Muslim majority, holds the record for the maximum number of voters. Conversely, the Diphu Lok Sabha constituency, encompassing the three hill districts of Assam and predominantly Tribal, reports the lowest number of voters.
Delving into the specifics of the final photo electoral roll, the Amri Assembly constituency stands out with the lowest count of electors, totalling 96,542. On the other end of the spectrum, the Dalgaon constituency takes the lead with an impressive 2,97,846 electors.
The electoral landscape also extends to parliamentary constituencies, with the Diphu Parliamentary Constituency having the fewest electors at 8,92,789, while the Dhubri Lok Sabha seat boasts the highest count at 26,43,403 electors.
In a significant demographic shift, Assam has seen the addition of at least 4.5 lakh new voters in the 18-29 age group, according to officials as of January 9. Assam’s Chief Electoral Officer, Anurag Goel, shared that the total electorate in the State stands at 2,43,01,960, comprising 1,21,79,538 male and 1,21,22,602 female voters.
Anurag Goel highlighted the addition of 7,26,783 new voters to the electoral roll, with a substantial portion belonging to the 18-29 age bracket. However, this increase was tempered by the removal of 7,27,291 voters’ names due to deaths.
To ensure inclusivity, Anurag Goel emphasised that individuals finding their names missing from the rolls can apply through Form 6, either online or offline. He urged citizens to cross-check the electoral roll available on the State Election Commission’s website and respective district election offices.
As Assam readies itself for the impending general election, the meticulous detailing of the final electoral roll offers a comprehensive glimpse into the State’s dynamic electoral landscape.