Lok Sabha polls in 7 phases, first phase polling on April 11, vote counting on May 23


Announcing the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said: “The gazette notification will be issued on March 18. The last date of nomination of first phase polling will be March 25.” Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday announced the schedule for the 17th Lok Sabha election, which will be held in seven phases beginning April 11. The final phase of voting will take place on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.  “The last date for withdrawal of candidature for the first phase is March 28. The first phase polling will take place on April 11. The date of counting will be May 23, 2019. As many as 91 constituencies in 20 states will go to polls in the first phase,” he said.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 schedule 

Phase 1- April 11States- 20Seats- 91
Phase 2- April 18States- 13Seats-97
Phase 3- April 23States-14Seats- 115
Phase 4- April 29States- 9Seats- 71
Phase 5- May 6States-7Seats- 51
Phase 6- May 12States-7Seats- 59
Phase 7- May 19States-8Seats-59

Arora, who talking to media persons here at Vigyan Bhawan, said: “The phase two polling will be on April 18, third phase on April 23, fourth phase on April 29, fifth phase on May 6, sixth phase on May 12, and the phase seven polling will take place on May 19.” Arora said that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) will come into force from today itself in the entire country. “Any violation will be dealt in a stringent manner,” he said. 

State-wise poll details: 

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) 

Phase 2 (April 18) 
Assam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), J&K (2), Kar .. 

Phase 3 (April 23)
Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (26), 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 

Phase 4 (April 29) 
Bihar (5), J&K (1), Jharkhand (3), MP (6), Maharashtra (17), Odisha (6), Rajasthan (13), UP (13), West Bengal (8); Total: 71 

Phase 6 (May 12) 
Bihar (8), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), MP (8), UP (14), West Bengal (8), Delhi-NCR (7); Total: 59 

Phase 7 (May 19) 
Bihar (8), Jharkhand (3), MP (8), Punjab (13), West Bengal (9), Chandigarh (1), UP (13), Himachal (4); Total: 59 

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