Assam Records Significant Increase in Total Electorate

Assam has recorded a significant 3.29 per cent increase in the total electorate with minority dominated district Dhubri recording the highest growth rate.

According to the final electoral roll, the total number of voters in the state for the next assembly polls, scheduled next year, was 1,79,53,112 marking an increase of 4,84,154 voters from 1,74,68,958 recorded last year, Chief Electoral Officer Hemanta Narzary said here today.

Dhubri, with a dominant minority population, registered the highest growth of 6.81 per cent followed by Bongaigaon at 6.79 per cent while the lowest growth rate was Jorhat's at .32 per cent.

Cachar was the only district in the state with a negative growth percentage of -1.15 per cent, Narzary said.

The districts with a significant increase in the total electorate was Kamrup (Metro) with 5.2 per cent, Goalpara with 4.83 per cent, Dhemaji with 4.5 per cent, Hailakandi with 4.56 per cent, Darrang with 4.41 per cent, Barpeta with 4.07 per cent, Nagaon with 3.96 per cent, Udalguri with 3.9 per cent, Kamrup (Rural) with 3.73 per cent, Karimganj with 3.58 per cent, Nalbari with 3.13 per cent and Kokrajhar with 3.13 per cent.

Besides Jorhat, those recording a minimal increase include NC Hills with .61 per cent, Sibsagar with 1.19 per cent, Morigaon with 1.51 per cent, Golaghat with 1.64 per cent, Dibrugarh with 1.79 per cent, Tinsukia with 1.8 per cent and Lakhimpur with 1.88 per cent.