65.8% turnout in 2024 LS polls; women beat men in 19 of 36 states/UTs

In the recently concluded general election, nearly 65.8% of India’s 97.6 crore electorate cast their votes. This was a slight decrease from the 67.1% turnout recorded in the 2019 elections, excluding postal ballots. In 19 of the 36 states and Union Territories, women outpaced men in voter turnout. However, on a national level, men had a marginally higher participation rate at 65.8%, compared to 65.7% among women.