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Published: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:10:59 AM

GE13: Women rule the ballot box, says EC chief

PUTRAJAYA: There will be more women voters than male voters in the 13th general election, said Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

"There are 6,664,474 or 50.32% female voters compared to 6,603,528 male voters," he told reporters here Thursday.

In terms of percentage, Penang tops the list with a 51.39% female electorate (434,886), followed by Putrajaya with 51.23% or 8,090, Kedah (51.11% or 532,093), Malacca (51.05% or 224,140) and Perlis (50.76% or 69,576).

The states that have the highest number of registered female voters are Selangor (1.027 million), Johor (802,807) and Perak (708,392).

These states also have more female voters than male voters.

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