Lok Sabha 2019 electionsfrom April 11 and polling will be held in seven phases

Lok Sabha 2019 elections start from April 11 and polling will be held in seven phases, says Election Commission. Code of Conduct for parties kicks in from today and and there are close to 90 crore eligible voters. Date of counting will be on May 23.

Lok Sabha elections phase 3 – April 23
Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (7), Goa (2), J&K (1), Karnataka (14), Kerala (20), Maharashtra (14), Odisha (6), UP (10), West Bengal (5), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1); Total: 115

10 Mar 2019, 05:50:22 PM IST
Lok Sabha elections phase 2 – April 18
Assam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), J&K (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (1), UP (8), West Bengal (3), Puducherry (1); Total: 97

10 Mar 2019, 05:48:38 PM IST
Lok Sabha elections phase 1 – April 11
Andhra (25), Arunachal (2), Assam (5), Bihar (4), Chhattisgarh (1), J&K (2), Maharashtra (7), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), Odisha (4), Sikkim (1), Telangana (17), Tripura (1), UP (8), Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (2), Andaman (1), Lakshadweep (1); Total (91)

10 Mar 2019, 05:45:23 PM IST
States going to polls in two phases
Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tripura

10 Mar 2019, 05:43:30 PM IST
Results of Lok Sabha 2019 elections will be announced on May 23
Counting will be on May 23

10 Mar 2019, 05:38:13 PM IST
Date of Lok Sabha polls
Phase one – 11 April
hase two – 18 April
Phase three – 23 April
Phase four – 29 April
Phase five – 6 May
Phase six – 12 May
Phase seven – 19 May
Date of counting 23 May

10 Mar 2019, 05:32:23 PM IST
7 phases
The election will be in seven phases
10 Mar 2019, 05:29:48 PM IST
Social media plays a role
Socila media platforms like Facebook, Twitter can take any action against any candidate if the complaint is verified by CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:28:25 PM IST
Social media to play a big role
Candidates are required to furnish details of their social media accounts: CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:26:37 PM IST
1950 is the helpline number
1950 is the election helpline number to check your name and election-related information: CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:25:58 PM IST
15 million young voters
Total electorate in this Lok Sabha elections will be 900 million, of which 15 million voters are in the 18-19 age group.

10 Mar 2019, 05:24:41 PM IST
Know your rights: CEC
In order to curb noise pollution, usage of loud speakers is prohibited between 10pm-6am: CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:23:49 PM IST
More environment friendly vote this time
Have asked political parties to desist from using environmentally hazardous material during poll campaign: CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:22:34 PM IST
New app for citizens to complain during the elections
There is a mobile app for citizens where they can record any violation of code of conduct and send it to Election Commission. The action will be taken in 100 minutes: CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:20:58 PM IST
Model Code of Conduct starts from today
Model Code of Conduct comes into effect from today itself in the entire country: CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:20:03 PM IST
Aware more and more voters
The panel has specified elaborate SoPs for EVMs and VVPATs. The aim to familiarize as many voters as possible with EVMs and VVPATs.

10 Mar 2019, 05:16:58 PM IST
Mandatory use of VVPATs
VVPATs will be used with EVMs at all polling stations. 17.4 lakh VVPATs are needed for conducting Lok Sabha Elections 2019

10 Mar 2019, 05:15:42 PM IST
10 lakh polling station this year
Approx 10 lakh polling station in 2019. In 2014, it was around 9 lakh

10 Mar 2019, 05:14:28 PM IST
Photo voter slip for guidence
Voter guide has been prepared for people carrying all relevant information. Photo voter slip shall be used for guidance but not as proof of identity at polling stations, says Sunil Arora

10 Mar 2019, 05:12:50 PM IST
84.3 million voters increased this time
There is an increase of 84.3 million as compared to 814.5 million electorate in 2014: Sunil Arora

10 Mar 2019, 05:11:57 PM IST
900 million electorate size in 2019 general election: CEC
Around 900 million electorate size in 2019 general election, The process of updation of electoral rolls will continue till last date of filing of nomination, says CEC

10 Mar 2019, 05:10:03 PM IST
Our aim to hold free and fair election: CEC
Our aim is to hold free and fair election: Sunil Arora

10 Mar 2019, 05:08:48 PM IST
We visited 7 states and UTs to assess poll preparedness: Sunil Arora
“We visited 7 states and UTs to assess poll preparedness. This includes interactions with political parties, Chief Electoral Officer, police officials among others”: CEC Sunil Arora

10 Mar 2019, 05:05:01 PM IST
EC starts press conference
EC starts press conference. Poll dates will be announced shorty

10 Mar 2019, 05:00:14 PM IST
EC likely to announce the dates of four Assembly Elections today
EC may go by the precedent and hold assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along with the Lok Sabha polls.

10 Mar 2019, 04:58:33 PM IST
Take a look at last two Lok Sabha elections
In 2014, the EC had announced the election schedule on March 5 and the nine-phase electoral exercise was spread across April and May.

In 2009, the EC had announced Lok Sabha poll scheduled on March 2. The five-phase polls began on April 16 and ended on 13 May.