Number of Transgender Voters to Increase to 11000 in Lok Sabha Elections in Assam
GUWAHATI: More than 11000 transgender people will cast their votes in Lok Sabha elections in Assam this time, said Swati Bidhan Barua, first transgender judge of Assam and founder of All Assam Transgender Association.
A few days ago, state election commission had stated that 503 third gender voters will vote in Assam this time. However, Baruah claimed that the number will go up exponentially when the final list is released.
She mentioned that in the list available with the election commission, there might be 503 transgender persons enrolled since they face several problems related to their documentation. She added that now they are guiding members of the community to get them enrolled in the voter’s list.
“We have enrolled around 11000 to 12000 transgender people in the voter’s list within the past few days through online medium so the number of transgender voters will increase in the final list,” Baruah told G Plus.