Over 24000 new voters added in district
The number of people in Nashik district eligible to vote in state assembly polls to be held on October 21 has increased by 24,547. The new electorate includes young voters who are in the 18-19 age group and would exercise their franchise first time, according to the Election Commission.
The Election Commission of India had set a deadline for enrolment in the electoral roll till the last date of filing of nominations for state Assembly elections. During this extended period, the number of new voters spread across 15 assembly constituencies in the district added by 24,547.
The highest number of 2995 new voters were registered in Nashik West Assembly Constituency, followed by Nashik East – 1197 new voters and Nashik Central – 1955 voters. In the Deolali assembly segment the number of new additions, however, were disappointing with the enrolment of new 634 voters to the final voter list.
On the urban front, a total of 6781 new voters added in four assembly segments of the city, whereas altogether 17,766 new electorates added to the list from 11 Assembly segments from the rural parts of the district.
With this, the total number of electorate in the district covering 15 state assembly constituencies rose to 45,58,186 from 45,33,639 voters.
In order to increase voting percentage, the district election branch had conducted various voter awareness programmes including Vote Kar Nashikkar in all the 15 state Assembly segments of the district which comprised of over 45 lakh voters.