The State will see voting for general elections for the first time on 11th April, and the administration is fully prepared.
The State of Telangana will see voting for general elections for the first time on 11th April, 2019.
All the 17 constituencies across the 31 districts of the newly formed State are scheduled to go in for elections in the first phase of the 2019 general elections on Thursday.
Out of the 17 constituencies, three are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) and two for Scheduled Tribes (ST).
As per data sourced from the National Election Planner, the State has a total of 2,95,30,838 electors, of them 1,48,42,582 are men, 1,46,74,217 are women and 2,089 are of the third gender. Further, of the total electors, 10,823 are service electors and 1,127 are overseas Indian electors.
Interestingly, there are 5,99,933 electors in the State who are in the age group of 18-19 years, a number that is significantly higher than the corresponding number for Andhra Pradesh that has 5,39,804 electors in the same category.
As many as 443 candidates from different political parties are in the fray, with Nizamabad along having 185 candidates (plenty of them being farmers). A total of 34,603 polling stations have been set up across the State, and the authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the polling, utilizing the services of 2.80 lakh personnel. Apart from the state police, personnel from five other states and 145 companies of central forces have been deployed to ensure peaceful polling in the State. Additional security measures have been taken in Maoist-affected places in the State.