EC announces schedule for 7-phase 17th Lok Sabha election

In this election, 99.36% of voters are equipped with photo voter ID cards; 900 million voters in all will exercise their franchise

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New Delhi: The first phase for the 17th Lok Sabha election will be held on 11 April. The second phase will be concluded on 18 April; the third phase on 23 April, the fourth on 29 April, the fifth phase on 6 May, the sixth on 12 May and the last phase on 19 May — the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora informed the media on Sunday.

The counting of votes will be done on 23 May, the CEC said.

The seven-phase general election will entail the following constituencies and States respectively.

No. of constituencies No. of States where the seats are located
91 20
97 13
115 14
71 9
51 7
59 7
59 8

In the first phase, the first date of nomination will be 18 March and the last date will be 25 March.

The Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in 7 phases. The first phase will be held on 11 April, the CEC said.

The model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections will be implemented with the dates announced.

Strict action will be taken against those who violate the code of conduct, Arora assured.

The Election Commission has found that 99.36% of voters have photo voter ID cards while 90 million voters in all will use their franchise in this election.

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