Increasing Women Voter Turnout in Indian Elections

Gender gap in various state assembly elections has been on a constant decline since 2002.

Abstract: Since the first General Elections were conducted in 1952, the participation of women in voting has gradually increased. Various factors, including, but not limited to literacy rate, exposure to media and voter awareness campaigns have played a role in this.

The author is a Professor and currently the Director of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)