For the first time, Indian voters can register as transgendered

28,314: the number of transgender persons in India who are registered with the Election Commission under the category of “others.” The Election Commission introduced this category in 2012, but this will be the first national elections where transgenders can use this option.

Source: How India Lives, a company founded by journalists, which seeks to increase the access and search of public data in India. More statistics on the largest election in history here.

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