Lok Sabha Elections: Seven phase polling in India to start from Apr 11, results on May 23
New Delhi, Mar 10 (IBNS): In a seven phased Lok Sabha (lower house) polls, India will vote to choose the new Prime Minister of the country and a government with the first phase of voting starting from Apr 11, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
The seventh phase of polling will be held on May 19.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner, said, "Total electorate this time is 900 million."
"Approximately 10 lakh polling station thhis year," he said.
"NOTA option will be there," he said.
15 million voters are this time aged between 18 and 19, said Arora.
"The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be death strictly," he said.
"Elaborate arrangement has been made for peaceful conduct of elections," Arora said.
Arora said: "Efforts are made to make voting process comfortable, specially for senior citizens."
List of states going to polls in various phases
Single Phase Polls: 22 states and UTs
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana , Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Chandigarh, Pondicherry
Two Phase Polls: Four States
Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tripura.
Three Phase Polls: Two States
Four Phase Polls: Four states
Jharkahand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha
Five Phase Polls:
Jammu and Kashmir
Six Phase Polls: No state
Seven Phase Polls: Three States
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal