India News | More women voted than men in the seventh phase of the LS polls: EC data

New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) Voter turnout for women was higher than that for men in the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections held on June 1, according to data released by the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday .

Voter turnout for women was 64.72 percent, while that for men was 63.11 percent. The turnout of persons of the third gender was 22.33 percent, the data showed.

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Similar trends were observed in the fifth and sixth phases of polls held on May 20 and 25 respectively.

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In the fifth phase, the turnout of women was 63 percent and that of men was 61.48 percent. In the sixth phase, 61.95 percent men and 64.95 percent women voted, according to EC data.

The overall turnout in the 2024 general election was 65.79 percent, the report said

In the seventh phase, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh were among the states with higher voter turnout for women.

In Himachal Pradesh, the turnout of women voters was 72.64 percent while that of men was 69.19 percent, 73.75 percent for women and 68.10 percent for men in Jharkhand and 76.50 percent for women and 72.42 percent for men in Odisha.

In Uttar Pradesh, the voter turnout for women was 58.56 percent, compared to 53.47 percent for men.

The result for the polls was announced on June 4.

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