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Election Commission announces dates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019

The Election Commission of India has announced the dates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Announcing the dates during a press conference Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner of India said that  a whole lot of planning went into planning the election dates. He said, “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.”

90 crore voters expected to be registered in Electoral Rolls

The Chief Election Commissioner said that 90 crore voters are expected to be registered for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. This is an increase of 8.43 crore new voters as compared to 2014. 1.5 crore voters will fall in the 18-19 age group.

VVPAT will be used in all polling booths. All critical and vulnerable booths will have CCTV facilities.

Elections to be held in 7 Phases

Votes will be counted on 23rd May 2019.

Phase Date
I 11-Apr-19
II 18-Apr-19
III 23-Apr-19
IV 29-Apr-19
V 06-May-19
VI 12-May-19
VII 19-May-19

22 States & UT’s to have polls in Single Phase

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman & Nicobar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Puducherry, Chandigarh.

Statewise date for Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Phase State Date Total Seats
I AndhraPradesh (25), Arunachal Pradesh (2), Assam (5), Bihar (4), Chhattisgarh (1), J&K (2), Maharashtra (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1), Odisha (4), Sikkim (1), Telangana (17), Tripura (1), Uttar Pradesh (8),Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (2), Andaman & Nicobar (1), Lakhswadweep (1) 11-Apr-19 91
II Assam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), J&K (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (1), Uttar Pradesh (8), Pudducherry (1), West Bengal (3) 18-Apr-19 91
III Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (26), Goa(2), J&K (1), Karnataka (14), Kerala(20), Maharastra (14), Odisha (6), Uttar Pradesh (10), West Bengal (5), Dadra & Nagar Haveli (1), Daman & Diu (1) 23-Apr-19 115
IV Bihar (5) , J&K (1), Jarkhand (3), Madhya Pradesh (6), Maharashtra (17), Rajasthan (13), Uttar Pradesh (13), West Bengal (8) 29-Apr-19 71
V Bihar (5), J&K(2), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (7), Rajasthan (12), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (8) 06-May-19 51
VI Bihar (8), Haryana (10), Jarkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (8), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (8), Delhi (7) 12-May-19 59
VII Bihar(8), Jharkhand (3), Madhya Pradesh (8), Punjab (13),West Bengal (9), Chandigarh (1), Uttar Pradesh (5), Himachal Pradesh (4) 19-May-19 59
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