Indore, Jul 31 (PTI) The number of voters identifying themselves as belonging to the third gender has increased nearly three-fold in Indore district, compared to 2013.
The draft voter list published by the district electoral office today contains names of 162 third gender or tran-gender voters, against 57 in 2013.
The total number of registered voters has increased 12.8 per cent at 24,42,690 which includes 11,77,587 women.
In 2013, the total number of voters was 21,65,428 including 10,31,079 women.
Assembly elections are expected to be held in Madhya Pradesh by the year-end.
Indore district has nine Assembly seats, five of them in urban areas.
Objections and complaints regarding the voter list can be filed till August 21, a district official said. The final list will be published on September 27.
District collector Nishant Warwade said names of Sindh-origin persons who migrated here from Pakistan and were granted Indian citizenship, and who will be above 18 on January 1, 2018, will be added to the voter list.