Lok Sabha Election 2019: Dates, Schedule, Facts – All Details Here

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    India is heading for Lok Sabha election 2019 next month – the world’s largest democratic election exercise. Indian General Election 2019 schedule is out and the national election will be held in seven rounds from April 11 and the results will be announced on May 23. Assembly polls will also be held simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha, which would make it the largest elections to be held across the country in decades. The model code of conduct has already been put in place. In this year’s Lok Sabha election 2019, over 820 million voters would be eligible to exercise their voting rights, and among them about 15 million are between the ages of 18 and 19 years. In 2014, Narendra Modi-led BJP had won 282 seats out of 543 constituencies in Lok Sabha, handing out a crushing defeat to the 10-year-rule of the United Progressive Alliance led by the Congress.

    Lok Sabha election 2019: Date, schedule, phase-wise breakup – Here’s all you need to know

    Lok Sabha Election Dates:

    Voting will be held across India on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

    Lok Sabha Election Polling Stations:

    More than 10 lakh polling stations would be set up to conduct the Lok Sabha election 2019, which is a new world record. Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) will be used in all polling stations. 1.1 million electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used in Lok Sabha Election 2019.

    Lok Sabha Election Eligible Voters:

    More than 820 million citizens will cast their votes across the country. The number of eligible voters has gone up by more than five times since the first general elections. Voter turnout has also increased from 46 per cent in 1951-52 to 66 per cent in 2014. In the last election held in 2014, there were roughly 815 million, but just 550 million exercised their right to vote.

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 First Time Voters:

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 will see over 1.5 crore first-time voters. These voters in the age group of 18-19 years constitute 1.66 per cent of the total electorate. Two-thirds of Indians are under 35.

    Lok Sabha Election: Voters In “Others” Category

    Transgender persons enrol in the electoral rolls as “Others” on the gender category. This time, the number of electors enrolled as “others” gender is 38,325.

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 candidates:

    More than 8,000 contestants will fight for 543 seats. 2 seats are reserved.

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    More than 10 lakh polling stations would be set up to conduct the Lok Sabha election 2019.

    Lok Sabha Election Political Parties:

    1,841 political parties recognised by the Election Commission will contest in Lok Sabha election 2019.

    Lok Sabha Election 2019 Cost:

    According to the New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies, the Lok Sabha polling exercise, will cost an unprecedented Rs 500 billion.

    Lok Sabha Election 2019: Phase wise breakup and schedule

    Phase 1 (April 11)

    1. Andhra Pradesh: 25 seats
    2. Arunachal Pradesh: 2 seats
    3. Assam: 5 seats
    4. Bihar: 4 seats
    5. Chhattisgarh: 1 seat
    6. Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats
    7. Maharashtra: 7 seats
    8. Manipur: 1 seat
    9. Meghalaya: 2 seats
    10. Mizoram: 1 seat
    11. Nagaland: 1 seat
    12. Odisha: 4 seats
    13. Sikkim: 1 seat
    14. Telangana: 17 seats
    15. Tripura: 1 seat
    16. Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats
    17. Uttarakhand: 5 seats
    18. West Bengal: 2 seats
    19. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 1 seat
    20. Lakshadweep: 1 seat

    Phase 2 (April 18)

    1. Assam: 5 seats
    2. Bihar: 5 seats
    3. Chhattisgarh: 3 seats
    4. Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats
    5. Karnataka: 14 seats
    6. Maharashtra: 10 seats
    7. Manipur: 1 seat
    8. Odisha: 5 seats
    9. Tamil Nadu: 39 seats
    10. Tripura: 1 seat
    11. Uttar Pradesh: 8 seats
    12. West Bengal: 3 seats
    13. Puducherry: 1 seat

    Phase 3 (April 23)

    1. Assam: 4 seats
    2. Bihar: 5 seats
    3. Chhattisgarh: 7 seats
    4. Gujarat: 26 seats
    5. Goa: 2
    6. Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat
    7. Karnataka: 14 seats
    8. Kerala: 20 seats
    9. Maharashtra: 14 seats
    10. Odisha: 6 seats
    11. Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats
    12. West Bengal: 5 seats
    13. Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 1 seat
    14. Daman and Diu: 1 seat

    Phase 4 (April 29)

    1. Bihar: 5 seats
    2. Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat
    3. Jharkhand: 3 seats
    4. Madhya Pradesh: 6 seats
    5. Maharashtra: 17 seats
    6. Odisha: 6 seats
    7. Rajasthan: 13 seats
    8. Uttar Pradesh: 13 seats
    9. West Bengal: 8 seats

    Phase 5 (May 6)

    1. Bihar: 5 seats
    2. Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats
    3. Jharkhand: 4 seats
    4. Madhya Pradesh: 7 seats
    5. Rajasthan: 12 seats
    6. Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats
    7. West Bengal: 7 seats

    Phase 6 (May 12)

    1. Bihar: 8 seats
    2. Haryana: 10 seats
    3. Jharkhand: 4 seats
    4. Madhya Pradesh: 8 seats
    5. Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats
    6. West Bengal: 8 seats
    7. Delhi: 7 seats

    Phase 7 (May 19)

    1. Bihar: 8 seats
    2. Jharkhand: 3 seats
    3. Madhya Pradesh: 8 seats
    4. Punjab: 13 seats
    5. West Bengal: 9 seats
    6. Chandigarh: 1 seat
    7. Uttar Pradesh: 13 seats
    8. Himachal Pradesh: 4 seats

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