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New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) released fresh data on Thursday and pegged India’s total number of voters who are 18 or 19 years old at over 23.2 million.

The data released by the EC on Thursday is updated till 14 February.

The number of voters in this age group thus stands at 2.8% of the total electorate of 814.6 million that is eligible to cast its vote in the Lok Sabha elections this year.

India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has the highest number of voters between 18 and 19 with 3.81 million electors. Another populous state West Bengal ranks second with a total electorate of 2.08 milllion aged between 18 and 19 years.

The union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli stands out for the highest proportion of newly eligible electors at 9.88% across India. Among the states, Jharkhand’s proportion is highest at 9.03%.

Among those who have the least proportion of registered voters between 18 and 19 is Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 1.12%, followed by Himachal Pradesh at 1.33%.

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