Government Policy

Women voter number declines in Bangladesh

The number of voters in Bangladesh has increased to 11.17 crore (111.7 million) with the inclusion of 19 lakh fresh voters in the last one year, but the share of female voters has slightly declined to 49.33 percent from the previous 49.48 percent.


This scenario came in the limelight as the Election Commission (EC) made the final updated electoral roll public. The EC disclosed the final updated voter numbers on Tuesday on the occasion of the National Voter Day 2021.


According to the EC’s factsheet, a total of 19,18,056 new voters — 11, 25, 755 men and 7,92,220 women — were enlisted in the country’s voter list in the last one year since March 2, 2020.


However, 16,499 dead voters –10,280 males and 6,219 females—were dropped from the electoral roll by the time.


Now the number of the total voters stands at 11,17,20,669 — 5,65,98,005 (50.66pc), 5,51,22,223 females (49.33pc) and 441 transgender ones — in the country.


On March 2, 2020, the number of the total voters was 10,98,19,112 –- 5,54,82,530 male (50.52pc) and 5,43,36,222 (49.48pc) female, and 360 transgender.


Some 441 transgender people were incorporated under the identity of third gender in the voter list.


The voter growth was 1.75 percent in the last one year.


Among the total voters, the share of women has slightly declined to 49.33 percent now from 49.48 percent.


Source: United News of Bangladesh