Nov. 28, 2021

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said that India has witnessed a 235.72 percent increase in female voters since the 1971 elections.


  • He said, after seven decades and 17 General Elections since Independence, women's participation in India has exceeded that of men and stood at more than 67 percent in the 2019 General Election.

  • Chandra made these remarks during an international webinar on the theme ‘Enhancing electoral participation of Women, Persons with Disabilities and Senior citizen Voters: Sharing Best Practices and New Initiatives at New Delhi organized by the Election Commission of India.

  • Various initiatives have been taken by the Election Commission of India to enhance women's participation in the country.