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Women voters: Women voters lag behind men in Chennai suburbs | Chennai News

Chennai: Women outnumbered men in Tamil Nadu polls. However, in Chennai and its suburbs, fewer women than men voted despite being in the majority. In Tamil Nadu, out of 6.23 crore voters, 4.34 crore voted on Friday, taking the total poll to 69.72%. Of the total voters, 2.21 crore were women and 2.12 crore were men. Among the transgender community, out of 8,467 voters, only 2,716 voted, just 32.07%. While women voters were high across the state, it was the opposite in Chennai north, Chennai south, Chennai central, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Sriperumbudur, Krishnagiri, Salem and Dharmapuri. In south Chennai, 53.2% of women voted against 55% of men. In Chennai Central, 52.4% of women voted against 55.5% of men. In north Chennai, 58.5% of women voted against 61.7% of women. Mylapore MLA D Velu said the movement urge of the working class could be a reason. “We have demolished five slums in Mylapore and people have been shifted to the outskirts. Many of these voters have not changed their voter ID and may not have returned to the city to vote.” Thousand Lights MLA N Ezhilan said a more precise demographic study was needed, but added: “Working class sections are direct beneficiaries of government schemes such as free bus transport, 1,000 per month for women and Pudhumai Pen Thittam.” Women voted in large numbers in the South and Cauvery delta districts. In Karur, Dindigul, Trichy, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari, women voters were high. The Kongu belt, with the exception of Salem, recorded higher turnout of women than men. In Salem, 6.55 lakh men participated in the survey, while only 6.40 lakh women responded. In Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri, despite being rural constituencies, there was less female turnout as there are more men than women here.

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