Lok Sabha Election Dates: Polls to be held in 7 phases, voting to begin on April 11, results on May 23

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Updated: March 10, 2019 6:02:40 PM

There will be approximately 10 lakh polling stations in this Lok Sabha Elections as compared to 9 lakh polling stations in 2014. The total electorate in this Lok Sabha elections will be 900 million, of which 15 million voters are in the 18-19 age group.

lok sabha election 2019 schedule, lok sabha chunav 2019, lok sabha schedule 2019The tenure of 16th Lok Sabha will end on June 3.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Sunday announced the schedule for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With this, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. “Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner,” the CEC said.

There will be approximately 10 lakh polling stations in this Lok Sabha Elections as compared to 9 lakh polling stations in 2014. The total electorate in this Lok Sabha elections will be 900 million, of which 15 million voters are in the 18-19 age group.

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Last three elections (2004, 2009 & 2014) were held from 20 Apr to 10 May (4 phases), 16 April to 13 May (5 phases) and 7 April to 12 May (9 phases), respectively.

In 2014, the Election Commission had announced the elections schedule on March 5. The nine-phase exercise was held between April 7 and May 12. The counting was held on May 16.

In 2009, the poll body had announced scheduled on March 2. The five-phase polls began on April 16 and ended on May 13. In 2004, the EC had Commission had announced four-phase elections between April 20 and May 10. The schedule was announced on February 29.

The required electronic voting machines and paper trail machines are in place to be deployed in nearly 10 lakh polling stations across 543 Lok Sabha constituencies. There is a high probability of the elections being spread across seven to eight phases this time.

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