Data released by the Election Commission of India show while states like Tamil Nadu and Haryana reported almost 30% growth in the number of electorate between 2009 and now, hilly states like Himachal Pradesh and Manipur reported modest 1.5% and 0.16% growth, respectively, in the number of voters. Overall, there has been a 14% growth in the number of voters between 2009 and now, which is the highest in a five-year period.
On a broader period of reference between 1998 and now, the total electorate size in the country grew close to 35%. During 2004 and 2014, Dadra and Nagar Haveli reported the highest rate of growth in electorate size followed by West Bengal at around 32%. Male voters constitute around 52% of the total electorate, which has been the same since 1971. Five statesUttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Biharaccount for half of the total electorate in the country.