Gap in number of men and women voters in Pakistan increasing

By: News Desk      Published: 09:20 PM, 27 Aug, 2020
Gap in number of men and women voters in Pakistan increasing

The number of women voters compared to the number of men voters in Pakistan has declined over the last two years. 

At least 230,000 less women voters have registered compared to men over the last two years. Now the difference between the number of male and female voters has risen to 12.7 million. As a result, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is considering special measures to bring down this difference in the number of male and female voters since this difference has put ECP itself in trouble. 

According to official documents, there was a difference of 12.5 million votes in the number of male and female voters in 2018 and this difference increased to over 12.7 million in 2020. This forced the ECP to direct its gender wing to take measures to minimize this difference. 

Now the total number of voters in Pakistan has increased to around 112.4 million or 112,390,938 to be exact. The total number of male voters in Pakistan has increased to over 62.5 million or 62,556,894 to be exact, while the number of women voters right now stands at around 50 million or 49,834,044 to be exact. 

In 2018, the total number of registered voters in Pakistan was around 106 million or 105,955,409. Of these, 46,731,146 were women voters and now in 2020 this number stood at 49,834,044.