Gangtok, Jan 31 (PTI) Sikkim has 4,23,325 voters after addition of 16,012 electors during the summary revision of electoral rolls, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) R Telang said here Thursday. Also Read - Odisha to Halt COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Tomorrow | Here's Why

The CEO told a press conference that the total electors/voters in the state as on date is 4,23,325 which includes 2,16,222 male voters and 2,07,103 female voters. Also Read - Delhi Zoo Reports First Confirmed Case of Bird Flu After Owl Found Dead

Telang said two persons are from the third gender and 2,000 voters have identified themselves as PWD or Persons with Disabilities during the summary revision of electoral rolls held during the month of September and October 2018. Also Read - Naagin 5 January 16 Episode Written Update: Farishta Attacks Veer And Bani, Will They Die?

The CEO said that since the population profile of Sikkim is young, maximum voters fall within the age group of 18 to 45 years.

He informed that there will be 567 numbers of polling stations for the upcoming general elections, which includes 51 Sangha polling stations.

A soft copy each of the final electoral roll was handed over to representatives of recognised political parties by the CEO.

Telang said that there could still be some additions and some deletions in the electoral list till seven days prior to the filing of nominations.

The CEO said purpose of Thursdays programme was also to raise awareness about Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT) to members of the media and the political parties.

He informed that the First Level Checking (FLC) of the EVM machines have been completed and have been shared with all political parties.

Telang urged the political party representatives to sensitise their colleagues about the role of polling agents and booth level agents to aid the voters in the polling process.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.