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Women turnout higher than men in 7th phase, say EC

According to the data, 64.72% of women cast their votes, compared to 63.11% of men. The turnout for persons of the third gender stood at 22.33%.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: June 6, 2024, 07:30 AM - 2 mins read

Image shows women voters waiting to cast their votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Bulandshahr.

Women turnout higher than men in 7th phase, say EC

Image shows women voters waiting to cast their votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Bulandshahr.


The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday released data revealing that women voter turnout surpassed that of men in the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections held on June 1.

 

According to the data, 64.72% of women cast their votes, compared to 63.11% of men. The turnout for persons of the third gender stood at 22.33%.

 

This trend of higher female voter turnout was also observed in the fifth and sixth phases of the elections, conducted on May 20 and May 25, respectively.

 

In the fifth phase, women voter turnout was recorded at 63%, while that of men was 61.48%. During the sixth phase, 64.95% of women voted, compared to 61.95% of men, as per the EC data.

 

The overall voter turnout for the 2024 general election was 65.79%.

 

In the seventh phase, states like Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh reported a significantly higher turnout among women voters.

 

In Himachal Pradesh, women voter turnout was 72.64%, while that of men was 69.19%.

 

Jharkhand saw 73.75% of women voting compared to 68.10% of men.

 

In Odisha, the figures were 76.50% for women and 72.42% for men. Uttar Pradesh reported a women voter turnout of 58.56%, against 53.47% for men.

 

The results of the elections were declared on June 4, marking the conclusion of the voting process.

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