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Around 1.39 crore voters in electoral roll in Delhi presently; 2 lakh added since Jan this year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ahead of the upcoming polls, Delhi's (CEO) on Monday said around two lakh people have been added to the electoral roll in in the last two months, taking the total number of eligible voters to 1.39 crore at present.

Singh, however said nearly 90,000 are presently being processed and asked the first-time voters to apply as soon as possible to get their names enrolled in the electoral list.

The will begin on April 11 and will be held over seven phases, followed by counting of votes on May 23. The elections in are due on May 12.

Singh told reporters that the last date for filing nominations for polls in the national capital is April 23.

He said the notification would be issued on April 16 and the last date for filing nomination would be April 23.

"Scrutiny will take place on April 24 and and last date for withdrawal of nomination would be April 26," he said.

There are nearly 1.39 crore voters in the electoral roll of the national capital as of now, an increase of nearly two lakh from the corresponding figure on January 18 this year.

"On January 18, the total number of voters in the electoral roll of stood at 1,36,95,291. So, there is an increase of nearly two lakh voters since then," he said.

The total number of male and female voters are 76,61,680 and 62,35,814 respectively while the number of third gender voters are 647, he said.

Polling stations will be established at 2,696 locations, he said, adding 13,816 polling stations would be set up, with a model polling station in each Assembly constituency.

There would 425 critical polling stations, as per current assessment, officials said. Delhi has seven seats and 70 Assembly constituencies.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 16:35 IST