The Election Commission (EC) today said nearly 97 crore (96.88 crore) Indians will be eligible to vote in this year’s Lok Sabha elections. It also added over two crore young electors in the age group of 18 to 29 years have been added in the voters’ list.

There has been a six per cent increase in registered voters from 2019, when the last Lok Sabha polls were held.

“The largest electorate in the world- 96.88 crore are registered to vote for the forthcoming General Elections in India,” the EC said.

Increase in gender ratio

The gender ratio has increased from 940 in 2023 to 948 in 2024, the poll panel said. The Commission has put special emphasis on purity and health of the electoral roll along with disclosures and transparency in the revision of electoral rolls, an official pointed out.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar had explained at a press conference in Pune the various tasks involved in revision of electoral rolls along with participation of political parties at every stage.