Elections 2019 schedule: Find out when your State goes to the polls

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 11, 2019 11:21 hrs
Elections

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha elections will be spread across seven phases, from April 11 to May 19, followed by counting of votes on May 23, for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the country, said the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora.

The polling is scheduled to be held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the country, in which nearly 90 crore voters would be eligible to vote.

Lok Sabha election dates

Date of polling: April 11 (first phase), April 18 (second phase), April 23 (third phase), April 29 (fourth phase), May 6 (fifth phase), May 12 (sixth phase), May 19 (seventh phase)

Date of counting: May 23

Phase 1 (April 11): Andhra Pradesh (25 constituencies), Arunachal Pradesh (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 & Nicobar (1), Lakshadweep (1)

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)

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), Dadar and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1)

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

Phase 5 (May 6): Bihar (1), J&K (2), Jharkhand (4), MP (7), Rajasthan (12), UP (14), Bengal (7)

Phase 6 (May 12): Bihar (8), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), MP (8), UP (14), Bengal (8), Delhi (7)

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

The EC said the 'voter verifiable paper audit trail' (VVPAT) will be put to use in all polling stations this time.

Ten lakhs polling stations would be set up this time as against nine lakhs in 2014. EVMs and postal ballots would carry pictures of candidates.