facts about Lok Sabha elections are generally held after every five years. This year (2019), the Lok Sabha elections are taking place from 11th April till 19th May in seven phases. The Election Commission of India has fixed the date for counting of votes as 23rd May 2019. The results will be announced on the same day. It is going to be the 17th Lok Sabha in India.
Here are some interesting facts about Lok Sabha elections 2019:
- The Election Commission of India has stated that this year, 900 million people will be eligible to vote in the Lok Sabha elections.
- 84 million new voters have been added to the list after 2014 elections.
- The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are going to be the world’s largest election ever held.
- With a rise in the number of voters in 2019, the record of highest voter turnout of 65.85% may also break this year.
- The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are going to be recorded as the longest elections ever held in India with a maximum duration of 39 days.
- The Election Commission of India has set up over 10.35 lakh polling stations across India which are nearly 10% more than what they had set up in 2014.
- In 2014, the expense on the Indian Elections was around Rs.3500 crores. This year this cost might also increase.
Some more facts about Lok Sabha elections 2019
- In the Lok Sabha elections 2019, the EVM and the ballot papers will carry photographs of candidates along with their party symbol to avoid any confusion for the voters.
- For the first time in India, a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail would be used in all the EVMs set up across the nation. In 2014 elections it was used only in 8 constituencies.
- The world’s highest polling station is situated at Tashigang, Himachal Pradesh, India.
- You can carry any of your 12 identity proofs to the polling station to vote. It is not mandatory to vote only with the voting slip.
- This time, along with females and male, transgenders are also going to exercise their right to vote.