Shillong, April 8, 2019
A total of 19,14,795 voters will practice their franchise for the two parliamentary seats in the state of Meghalaya which goes to Lok Sabha polls on April 11th, 2019, said Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer, Frederick Kharkongor.
Khargonger also informed that the total number of voters have risen to 19 lakh in the year 2019 and according to the last final publications, the total number of new voters has touched 76,000.
The Election Commissioner further stated that the total number of electorates in the 2018 Assembly elections was 18, 42, 163 and this year it has increased to 18, 46, 625 electorates as per the final rolls published on January 17th, 2019. Also, out of the 18, 46, 625 voters, 76,782 electorates belong to the 18 -19-year old age group.
In the state, there is a total of 3,167 polling stations and out of them 704 are vulnerable polling stations, 249 are critical polling stations and 68 are both critical and vulnerable polling stations.
On April 7th, 2019 a flying squad of the election commission seized Rs 6.4 lakh unaccounted cash in Hallydayganj under the Selsella Assembly constituency located in West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya.
During a routine check of vehicles carried out by the squad, the money was seized from two persons. As an effort for free and fair elections, the election commission along with the Meghalaya police have intensified checking of vehicles in the entire state.
It may be mentioned, Selsella Assembly by-election will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections of Shillong and Tura constituencies on April 11th, 2019.