Yesterday, West Bengal recorded the highest number of first-time voters in the country. According to the Times of India, more than 20.6 lakh new voters (18-19-year-olds) have signed up to get inked, beating Rajasthan (20.3 lakh), Uttar Pradesh (16.7 lakh) and Madhya Pradesh (13.6 lakh). 


According to reports, the youth from certain districts are actually more enthusiastic than their Kolkata counterparts. 

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Murshidabad tops the list with more than 2 lakh young adults enrolling their names to vote in the general elections. 

The North and South 24 Parganas, Nadia and Hooghly districts have also recorded a sizeable number of first-time voters.

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Meanwhile, in Kolkata, the enthusiasm amongst first-time voters seems a bit tempered with only 40,668 registrations.  

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India is one of the youngest countries in the world and first-time voters can make a great deal of difference in the way their future gets shaped, just by casting their votes.