Women voters outnumbered men in the overall polling percentage in Hailakandi district that falls under 1 Karimganj (SC) Lok Sabha constituency.
In the polls conducted on Thursday, women voters recorded overall 77.81 per cent in comparison to men’s 49.72 per cent. Of the total 2,28,750 women voters, 1,77,999 turned out to exercise their franchise.
Algapur LAC witnessed the highest poll percentage of women voters at 83.17 followed by Katlicherra LAC at 77.50 per cent and Hailakandi LAC at 73.15 per cent.
The district recorded an overall 63.03 per cent voting. There are eight LACs under 1 Karimganj (SC) Parliamentary Constituency out of which three falls in Hailakandi district.
The turnout of women voters in higher number was attributed to the initiatives taken by the district administration to inform the voters about their right to vote, a press release stated.
Spearheading the campaign, Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer, Keerthi Jalli, visited different parts of the district to appeal to the women voters to come out and vote leaving behind their household chores for a while to assert their democratic right.
Jalli toured remote and far flung areas of the district falling under South Hailakandi development block to urge the women voters to make their presence felt in a big way on the polling day.