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Lok Sabha 2019 Election Dates: Counting To Be Held On 23 May - Here's The Full Schedule For The 2019 Parliamentary Polls For All Phases As Announced By The Election Commission

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

The countdown to 2019 Lok Sabha elections officially began on Sunday, March 10, with the announcement of dates of elections by the Election Commission of India at a press briefing in Delhi. The General elections will be held for 543 Lok Sabha seats on nearly 10 lakh polling booths across the country which higher compared to 9 lakh in 2014, with 84 million more voters will be casting their vote this time, announced the CEC Sunil Arora.

The applicability of the Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct will commence from today, March 10, as announced by the Chief Election Commission. This is scheduled to regulate political parties and political candidates before the elections. The rules apply to issues relating speeches, polling day, booth, the content of election manifestos and a general code. This code of conduct stays in force from the date of announcement to the day of result. 

Election is going to take place in seven phases instead of 9 as compared to 2014 elections. Here is the full schedule of the seven phases of General Elections 2019:

Phase 1:

Last date of nomination: March 25 (Monday)

Date for Scrutiny of nominations: March 26

Last date of withdrawal of nominations: March 28

Last date of polling: April 11

Date of counting: May 23

This phase will see 91 seats from 20 states going into polls:

Andhra Pradesh - 25

Arunachal- 2

Assam - 5

Bihar - 4

Chattisgarh - 1

Jammu Kashmir - 2

Maharashtra - 7

Manipur - 1

Meghalaya - 2

Mizoram - 1

Nagaland - 1

Orissa - 4

Sikkim - 1

Telangana - 17

Tripura - 1

Uttar Pradesh - 8

West Bengal - 2

Andaman Nicobar Islands- 1

Phase 2:

Last date of nomination is set to be on March 26 

Date for Scrutiny of nominations: March 27

Last date of withdrawal of nominations: March 29

Last date of polling: April 18

Date of counting: May 23

The second phase will see 97 seats from 13 states going into polls: 

Asaam - 5

Bihar - 5

Chattisgarh - 3

Jammu and Kashmir - 2

Karnataka  - 14

Maharashtra - 10

Manipur - 1

Orissa - 5

Tamil Nadu - 39

Tripura - 1

Uttar Pradesh - 8

West Bengal - 3

Puducherry - 1

Phase 3:

Last date of nomination is set to be on April 4

Date for Scrutiny of nominations: April 5

Last date of withdrawal of nominations: April 8

Last date of polling: April 23

Date of counting: May 23

The third phase will see 115 seats from 14 states going into polls:

Assam - 4

Bihar - 5

Chattisgarh - 7

Gujarat - 26

Goa - 2

Jammu and Kashmir - 1

Karnataka - 14

Kerala - 20

Maharashtra - 14

Orissa - 6

Uttar Pradesh - 10

West Bengal - 5

Dadar and Nagar Haveli - 1

Daman and Diu - 1

Phase 4:

Date for Scrutiny of nominations: April 2

Last date of polling: April 29

Date of counting: May 23

This phase will see 71 seats in 9 states going to polls:

Bihar - 5

Jammu and Kashmir - 1

Jharkhand  - 3

Madhya Pradesh  - 6

Maharashtra  - 17

Orissa - 6

Rajasthan - 13

Uttar Pradesh - 13

West Bengal - 8

Phase 5:

Last date of polling: May 6

Date of counting: May 23

The fifth phase will see 71 seats in 9 states going to polls:

Bihar- 5

Jammu and Kashmir- 2

Jharkhand  - 4

Madhya Pradesh - 7

Rajasthan - 12

Uttar Pradesh - 14

West Bengal - 7

Phase 6:

Last date of polling: May 12

Date of counting: May 23

This phase will see 59 seats in 7 states going to polls:

Bihar - 8

Haryana - 10

Jharkhand - 4

Madhya Pradesh - 8

Uttar Pradesh - 14

West Bengal - 8

Delhi - 7

Phase 7:

Last date of polling: May 19

Date of counting: May 23

This phase will see 59 seats in 8 states going to polls:

Bihar - 8

Jharkhand  - 3

Madhya Pradesh - 8

Punjab - 13

West Bengal - 9

Chandigarh - 1

Uttar Pradesh - 13

Himachal Pradesh - 4

Phase-wise poll details

Phase 1: 91 constituencies in 20 states

Phase 2: 97 constituencies in 13 states

Phase 3: 115 constituencies in 14 states

Phase 4: 71 constituencies in 9 states

Phase 5: 51 constituencies in 7 states

Phase 6: 59 constituencies in 7 states

Phase 7: 59 in 8 states

States going in single phase

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Puducherry, Chandigarh. 

States going to polls in two phases

Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tripura

States going to polls in three phases

Assam, Chhattisgarh

States going to polls in four phases

Jharkhand, MP, Maharashtra, Odisha

States going to polls in five phases

Jammu & Kashmir

States going to polls in seven phases

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

Assembly Elections will also be held in four states - Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Arunachal Pradesh - along with the Lok Sabha polls.

READ: LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: 10 Lakh Polling Stations, 900 Million-strong Electorate, VVPATs With All EVMs, Says CEC Sunil Arora Announcing The Poll Dates

 

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