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2014 General Election Schedule
Mar 06, 2014

India will elect a new Lok Sabha over a 9-day period from April 7 to May 12, and the results will be announced on May 16, the Election Commission announced on 5 March. Simultaneous assembly elections will be held in Sikkim, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

The world's largest democratic exercise will involve a staggering 814 million voters, an increase of some 100 million from 2009 and a sharp rise from the 176 million in the first parliamentary polls of 1952.

Polling will take place for 543 of the 545 Lok Sabha seats—two members are nominated by the president—on April 7, 9, 10, 12, 17, 24 and 30 and May 7 and 12.

The election schedule for states is as follows:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar islands: April 10

  2. Andhra Pradesh: April 30 and May 7

  3. Arunachal Pradesh: April 9

  4. Assam: April 7, 12 and 24

  5. Bihar: April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12

  6. Chandigarh: April 10

  7. Chhattisgarh: April 10, 17, 24

  8. Dadra and Nagar Haveli: April 30

  9. Daman and Diu: April 30

  10. Delhi: April 10

  11. Goa: April 17

  12. Gujarat: April 30

  13. Haryana: April 10

  14. Himachal Pradesh: May 7

  15. Jammu and Kashmir: April 10, 17, 24, 30 and May 7

  16. Jharkhand: April 10, 17, 24

  17. Karnataka: April 17

  18. Kerala: April 10

  19. Lakshadeep: April 10

  20. Madhya Pradesh: April 10, 17, 24

  21. Maharashtra: April 10, 17, 24

  22. Manipur: April 9, 17

  23. Meghalaya: April 9

  24. Mizoram: April 9

  25. Nagaland: April 9

  26. Odisha: April 10, 17

  27. Puducherry: April 24

  28. Punjab: April 30

  29. Rajasthan: April 17 and 24

  30. Sikkim: April 12

  31. Tamil Nadu: April 24

  32. Tripura: April 7, 12

  33. Uttarakhand: May 7

  34. Uttar Pradesh: April 10, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12

  35. West Bengal: April 17, 24, 30, May 7 and 12

*(See Tomorrow: Model Code of Conduct & Analysis of the Indian Electorate from 1998 to 2014 and VVPAT System)


 

 


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