SHILLONG, April 6 - Meghalaya exceeds the national ratio of new voters� enrollment at more than 4 per cent, compared to 1-2 per cent in the rest of India, State Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Kharkongor said today.
As per the final electoral rolls, over 76,000 young voters have been enrolled, Kharkongor said. �If this number is considered a ratio to the total electorate, it accounts for over 4.06 per cent,� he added.
He said this ratio in the rest of India is about 1-2 per cent. Moreover, this year, there has been an increase in the total electorate from 18,92,000 to over 19,14,000 during the final publication of electoral rolls.
Kharkongor said the increased number of new voters was because a lot of awareness campaigns were organised across the State urging the youths to get themselves enrolled.