Punjab polls: 43% voters in Mohali under the age of 40
With the Punjab meeting elections scheduled on February 20, a take a look at the demographic profile of Mohali district, which includes three meeting seats – Mohali, Kharar, and Dera Bassi, reveals that round 3.36 lakh (43%) of complete 7.76 lakh voters are lower than 40 years previous.
There are round 9,000 voters between the age of 18 and 19, which is simply round 1% of the full voters. Additionally, there are 203 centenarians. Within the age group of 20-29, there are 1.33 lakh voters and a pair of.14 lakh aged between 30-39.
Within the 2017 meeting polls, Dera Bassi constituency noticed the best voter turnout of 76.06%, adopted by Kharar with 72.93% and Mohali with 66.39%.
In 2012, turnouts in Mohali, Kharar, and Dera Bassi have been 70.62%, 78% and 79%, respectively. District election officer Isha Kalia mentioned, “We expect a outstanding turnout this time as we now have intensified actions beneath the Systematic Voters’ Training and Electoral Participation programme (SVEEP) and are reaching out to younger and first-time voters. We’ve got sufficient time to inspire voters within the district.”
To encourage first-time voters, the administration is planning to present them appreciation certificates and mugs for casting their votes. To boost the voters’ expertise, particular preparations will probably be made at a number of polling cubicles, together with a voter-assistance sales space. Wheelchairs can even be obtainable for disabled and aged voters.
Mohali to spend ₹8 crore on elections
Punjab authorities has allotted a finances of ₹8 crore to the Mohali administration for conducting the meeting elections. The finances will probably be allotted in direction of establishing polling cubicles, stationery, publication materials and polling employees’s pay.