More Women Than Men Voting in Arunachal Pradesh

May 6, 2009

In Arunachal Pradesh, more women than men are casting their votes in India’s 15th general election.   The Business Standard reports that:

According to Papum Pare District Election Officer, Bidol Tayeng, out of a total 8,379 votes cast in 36 polling stations at Sagalee, 4,040 were by males and 4,379 by females.

The election officials here said this pattern had been reflected in other segments also, but could not provide the statistics.

Bear in mind that according to the 2001 census, the State’s ratio is 901 females per 1000 males.

In separate news, The Times of India reports that the BJP is demanding a repoll in 65 of the voting booths in Arunachal Pradesh.  These booths produced  “more than 100%” voting.

It will be interesting to see what transpires next.


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