Maharashtra has 9 crore voters according to the final electoral roll published Thursday, ahead of the spate of civic polls expected in state. It is 10. 5 lakh lower than in January 2022, but has shown recovery of 4. 4 lakh since November 2022, when the last draft was published, reports Priyanka Kakodkar.
Officials say the number of voters has reduced over the past year due to multiple factors, including migration and amajor purging of duplicate entries.
“We examined 40 lakh duplicate entries, of which 16 lakh were deleted,” said the state’s chief electoral officer Shrikant Deshpande.