The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections: Schedule Announced!

The most awaited Election season has finally arrived with the Election Commission announcing the dates of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The dates were announced on 10th of March, Sunday. 2019 Lok Sabha elections this year will be held from April 11 to May 19 in seven phases. May 23rd is the ‘D Day’ when the votes will be counted, and election results too would be declared, as per Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

Assembly election schedule for Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh is also announced by the poll panel. Assembly polls in these four states will be held simultaneously with 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It was in 2014 that Narendra Modi led BJP had won with a thumping majority of 282 seats out of 543 constituencies in Lok Sabha giving a massive blow to the ten-year rule of United Progressive Alliance led by Congress.

We present you with a crisp detailing on this much awaited 2019 Lok Sabha Elections,

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Phase wise schedule:

 

Phase 1 – Date: April 11, Participating states – 20, Constituencies- 91

  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- Date: April 18, Participating states: 13, Constituencies : 97

  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 – Date: April 23, Participating states : 14, Constituencies: 115

  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- Date: April 29, Participating states: 9, Constituencies: 71

  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- Date: May 6, Participating states: 7, Constituencies : 51

  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- Date: May 12, Participating states: 7, Constituencies: 59

  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- Date: May 19, Participating states: 8, Constituencies: 59

  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

Key facts and figures:

  • Polling Stations:

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections has created a new world record as more than 10 lakh polling stations are going to be set up for the purpose. VVPAT will be used at all polling stations and 1.1 million electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used.

  • Eligible Voters:

More than 820 million citizens are expected to cast their votes across the country.

  • First Time Voters:

2019 Lok Sabha Elections, this year will witness over 1.5 crore first-time voters. These voters in the age group of 18-19 years constitute 1.66 % of the total electorate.

  • Voters In “Others” Category

This year, the number of electors, usually the transgenders enrolled as “others” in the gender category is 38,325.

  • Lok Sabha Election 2019 candidates:

More than 8,000 candidates will contest for 543 seats, 2 seats being reserved.

  • Lok Sabha Election Political Parties:

1,841 political parties recognized by the Election Commission will contest in this 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Lok Sabha Election 2019 Cost:

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

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