2.01 crore voters to vote in Haryana LS Elections 2024: CEO

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2.01 crore voters to vote in Haryana LS Elections 2024: CEO

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal on Tuesday said that the total number of voters in Haryana in the Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 25 is 2 crore 1 lakh 87 thousand 911, including 1 crore 6 lakh 52 thousand 345 men, and 94 lakh 23 thousand 956 women voters. In addition to this, there are 467 transgender voters who will use their franchise.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that every vote is paramount in a democracy. Therefore, every voter must exercise their vote. Democracy remains incomplete without voters. The Election Commission's task is to complete the election process in a fair and transparent manner. He said that 19,812 permanent polling stations have been set up in the state. In addition, 219 temporary polling stations have also been set up. Extra arrangements will be made at all polling stations keeping in mind the heat wave. The voters will be welcomed outside the polling booths by the BLO on the day of polling.

He said that by taking a unique initiative during the Lok Sabha elections 2024, Haryana CEO informed that invitation letters are being sent to the voters through BLOs in order to increase voters turnout.

He further informed that there are five phases in the voting process. First, one has to stand in line for voting, then the polling officer will take information about the voter's name and identification documents from the voter list. In the third phase, the polling officer will apply blue ink on the finger. In the fourth phase, the polling officer will take the slip and confirm the presence of blue ink on the finger. After that, the voter will go to the EVM and cast his vote.

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