As Assam braces for the state Assembly polls 2021, the young voters are set to play a crucial role.

Political parties are investing much energy in the social media campaign to woo the young voters of Assam.

According to the latest photo electoral roll published on January 18, 2021 in Assam, the young voters fall in the bracket of 20-29 where there are a total of 64,29,378 electorates including 32,32,795 males and 31,96,583 females.

The ensuing Assam Assembly polls will be conducted as per the Photo Electoral Roll 2021.

In the age group of 18-19 years, there are 4,20,792 first-time voters including 2,36,893 males and 1,83,889 females .

Of the 56,69,880 electorates in the age group of 30-39 years, there are 28,39,749  male voters and   28,30,131 female voters.

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In the age group of 40-49 years of the 45,12,065 electorates, there are 22,53,858 males and 22,58,507 females.

The highest number of electorates (4,066,555) is in Dispur Legislative Assembly constituency within Kamrup Metro district while Thowra Legislative Assembly constituency of Sivasagar district has the lowest number of electorates (1,14,221).

Niha Kumari, a college student and first-time voter from Udalguri district, is excited over the ensuing Assam Assembly polls.

Niha is of the opinion that the polls give a chance to the citizens like her to be a part of the country’s future.

“Dirty politics has always ignored the core issues of the state. Rather than addressing the real problems that the people face on a daily basis, politicians in the state politicize them and engage in mudslinging,” she said.

“Whoever is committed to addressing the issues of unemployment, education and healthcare in the state will get my support,” she added.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com