Silchar, Aug. 30: Mizoram continues to hold the enviable record of being the only state in the region where women voters outnumber men.
The final list of electoral rolls for the 10th Assembly elections, due in November, shows that of 6,86,304 voters in the state, 3,49,505 are women and 3,36,799 are men, that is, 12,706 more women voters, joint chief electoral officer H. Lalengmawia said today.
But the 2011 census shows more male children were born in the state in the last decade, demography specialists in the state election department said. In the last decade, there has been a population growth of 1,091,014 in the state, of which 5,38,675 were girls and 5,52,339 were boys.
According to the electoral rolls of the 2008 Assembly polls, there were 3,08,884 female voters and 3,02,240 male voters. This meant there were 6,644 more female voters in the last Assembly polls.
In the 2008 elections, the Congress won 32 of the 40 seats in the state, while the Mizo National Front, which had won the Assembly polls in 1999 and 2004, won only three seats. The United Democratic Alliance constituents — the Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) and the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) ended up with two seats each and the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) won one seat.
The Election Commission has fixed Rs 8 lakh as the maximum limit of election expenses incurred by individual candidates in polls, the joint chief electoral officer said.