Election Commission of India (ECI) organised four voter registration drives in association with Delhi’s Police’s Special Police Unit for North Eastern Region  Credit: EastMojo image

Shillong: The number of voters in Meghalaya has increased by 54,712 in a year, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) FR Kharkongor said on Tuesday.

The total number of electorate in the North-eastern state now is 20,81,570. There are 10,28,395 male voters, while female enrolment is slightly higher at 10,53,173, Kharkongor said.

Two transgenders were also enrolled – one in Pynthorumkhrah assembly constituency in East Khasi Hills district and the other in Rajabala constituency in West Garo Hills, he said.

During the special summary revision, the total number of newly enrolled voters is 54,712.

“Of these new electors, 35,980 are in the age group 18-19 years, which accounts for 65 per cent of the total additions,” the CEO said.

The number of service electors is 3,822.

The final electoral roll was published on January 14.

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