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LS polls: Over 100 all-women booths in Guwahati seat

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The Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency will have more than 100 all-women polling stations during the upcoming general elections, a senior official said on Sunday. Addressing a press conference, Guwahati’s Returning Officer Sumit Sattawan said the constituency has more women voters than men, and the figure is likely to go up in the coming days. The Guwahati constituency, which will vote in the third phase on May 7, has 2,181 polling booths, spread across Kamrup Metropolitan, Kamrup and Goalpara districts. “Out of them, we will have 102 all-women polling stations. All the staff of these booths will be women. Besides, we will also have 15 model polling stations in our constituency,” Sattawan said. In the Guwahati Lok Sabha seat, there are 10 assembly constituencies — five in Kamrup Metropolitan, three in Kamrup and two in Goalpara, he said. “We have 20,19,444 voters — 9,93, 268 men, 10,26,118 women & 58 third gender.
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