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Over 5,000 centurions in voters’ list

New Delhi: Over 5,000 voters in Gujarat assembly polls were more than 100 years old, the Election Commission said here on December 17, citing the state government records.

The government had identified around 5,574 voters who were 100 years old, an official said, adding that the total number of electorate was 19.8 million.

A record voter turnout at 70.2 percent was witnessed in the state’s two-phase polling, whose last round ended on December 17, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said.