Voters standing in a queue to cast their votes in a polling booth. (File image)

More than 61,000 people eligible to vote are yet to be registered in Meghalaya, chief electoral officer (CEO) FR Kharkongor said on Monday.

He said that most of the people who are eligible to vote but are yet to be enrolled are in the East Khasi Hills district.

“A total of 19, 60,850 voters have been enrolled against a population of 20,21,000 eligible voters,” Kharkongor told reporters in Shillong on Monday.

“There is still a gap of 60,962 voters, who are yet to be enrolled. Of them, 49,445 in the East Khasi Hills district,” he said.

The CEO informed that the Election Commission is encouraging people to register online but taking into consideration the challenges of internet connectivity in parts of the state.

600 community service centres spread across have been roped in, he added.

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