Kohima: Nagaland has witnessed a decrease of nearly 1.5 lakh voters in the state as per the latest electoral roll.

The north eastern state has 11,74,663 voters this year compared to 13,17,729 voters in 2009 Lok Sabha elections showing a decrease of 1,43,066 voters, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudhir Tripathi told reporters here last night.

The number of voters has come down despite inclusion of 19,305 new voters this year with January one, 2014 being the qualifying date in the electoral roll, he said.

Of the existing voters, 5,94,572 are men and 5,80,091 women.

A total of 7800 new voters in the age group of 18 and 19 years would be exercising their franchise for the first time, he said.

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