KL NEWS NETWORK
The Jammu region has surpassed the Kashmir province (which comprises districts of Leh and Kargil as well) in the addition of new voters during the Special Summary Revision, which came to an end with the publication of Final Electoral Roll.
In Kashmir province, a total of 80,113 new voters have been added while as the additions in Jammu region are 93,498 voters. Among the new additions, 76,752 are male and 96,859 are female voters, Jammu based media reported.
According to the data, the net addition of voters (after excluding the deletions) is 20643 in Kashmir valley and 39923 in Jammu region. The total deletions in Kashmir valley are 59470 while as the same in Jammu region is 53575, which indicates that discrepancies in the voters lists of 10 districts of Kashmir valley and two districts of Ladakh were more as compared to the same of 10 districts of Jammu region.
According to the official data, during publication of Draft Electoral Roll in September 2015, there were a total of 73,14,497 electors in Jammu and Kashmir and this was also the electoral base for the Assembly elections held in November-December 2014.
During the Special Summary Revision exercise, which started in September 2015, a total of 1, 73,611 new voters were added out of which 60359 are in the age group of 18 to 19 years. Among the addition of 1, 73,611 voters, 76,752 are males and 96,859 are female voters.
Moreover, a total of 1, 13,045 voters were also deleted from the Electoral Roll during the Summary Revision of which 47,130 are males and 65,915 are females. These deletions include 28,601 dead and 12613 duplicate voters.