The Newsfeed

Jammu & Kashmir’s final voter list to be published today

Jammu & Kashmir’s final voter list to be published today-The Dispatch
Representational Photo
Jammu & Kashmir’s final voter list to be published today

Srinagar: After completion of delimitation and revision exercise, Jammu and Kashmir’s final electoral rolls were published on Friday.
In August, Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Electoral Officer had said that 20-25 lakh new voters would be added during the Special Revision, and that non-locals ordinarily living in the UT would be enrolled. That statement triggered a major controversy and backlash from regional parties who alleged that the central government of the BJP was trying to change poll outcome with inclusion of “imported” voters.

Also Read.. Delimitation Commission’s final order sent to LS, RS secretaries

Quoting sources NDTV reported that “around 7 lakh” new voters have been added to the electoral list, which is an increase of 10 per cent in the total number. The exercise, carried out after a gap of more than three years, will be formally complete on Friday.
The region had around 76 lakh registered voters before the last Lok Saba elections in May 2019. That number has now risen to 83 lakh, it is learnt. “There may be a small change in the number once the final list is published,” said an official.

Also Read..SC to hear plea against Delimitation Commission for redrawing constituencies on Nov 29
The completion of the exercise also paves the way for holding assembly elections. The former state is without an elected government for the last more than four years. The last assembly polls were held in 2014.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies   
Jammu & Kashmir’s final voter list to be published today