India Elect 2019: Dates, Schedule, Constituency-wise details, For Your Info

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday (March 10) announced the dates for the Lok Sabha election 2019. The Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The votes will be counted on May 23 and the Lok Sabha election 2019 results will likely be declared on the same day i.e., May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said.

The poll panel also announced the Assembly elections schedule in Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha. The Assembly polls in these four states will be held along with the Lok Sabha election 2019.

The Model Code of Conduct came into effect on Sunday following the announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule by the Election Commission.

Here is a comprehensive report on all key data associated with Lok Sabha election 2019.

Key Dates

The Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Below are the dates on which the seven-phase polling will take place.

Phases

Polling dates
I April 11
II April 18
III April 23
IV April 29
V May 6
VI May 12
VII May 19

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase I

The phase I polling for the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 11. The phase I polls will be held in 91 Lok Sabha or parliamentary constituencies in a total of 20 states.

Phase I

Date of notification March 18 (Monday)
Last date of filing nomination March 25 (Monday)
Scrutiny of nominations March 26 (Tuesday)
Polling date April 11 (Thursday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states that are going to the poll in the phase I of Lok Sabha election are: Andhra Pradesh (25 parliamentary constituencies), Arunachal Pradesh (2), Assam (5), Bihar (4), Chhattisgarh (1), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Maharashtra (7), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1), Odisha (4), Sikkim (1), Telangana (17), Tripura (1), Uttar Pradesh (8), Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (2), Andaman (1) and Lakshadweep (1) .

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase II

The polling in phase II of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held on April 18. A total of 97 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 13 states will be going to polls in the phase II.

Phase II

Date of notification March 19 (Tuesday)
Last date of filing nomination March 26 (Tuesday)
Scrutiny of nominations March 27 (Wednesday)
Polling date April 18 (Thursday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states are going to polls in phase II of Lok Sabha election 2019 are: Assam (5 parliamentary constituencies), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (1), UP (8), West Bengal (3) and Puducherry (1).

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase III

The polling in phase III of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 23 in a total of 115 constituencies spread across 14 states.

Phase III

Date of notification March 28 (Thursday)
Last date of filing nomination April 4 (Thursday)
Scrutiny of nominations April 5 (Friday)
Polling date April 23 (Tuesday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states that would be voting in phase III of the Lok Sabha election 2019 are: Assam (4 parliamentary constituencies), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Gujarat (26), Goa (2), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Karnataka (14), Kerala (20), Maharashtra (14), Odisha (6), UP (10), West Bengal (5), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1) and Daman and Diu (1).

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase IV

The Lok Sabha election 2019 phase IV polling has been scheduled for April 29. The polling will be held in a total of 71 constituencies of nine states.

Phase IV

Date of notification April 2 (Tuesday)
Last date of filing nomination April 9 (Tuesday)
Scrutiny of nominations April 10 (Wednesday)
Polling date April 29 (Monday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states that will be voting in phase IV of general elections are: Bihar (5 parliamentary constituencies), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (3), Madhya Pradesh (6), Maharashtra (17), Odisha (6), Rajasthan (13), Uttar Pradesh (13) and West Bengal (8).

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase V

Polling in phase V of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held on May 6. Phase V polling will be conducted in 51 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states.

Phase V

Date of notification April 10 (Wednesday)
Last date of filing nomination April 18 (Thursday)
Scrutiny of nominations April 20 (Saturday)
Polling date May 6 (Monday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states that would be going to Lok Sabha polls in phase V are: Bihar (5 parliamentary constituencies), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (7), Rajasthan (12), Uttar Pradesh (14) and West Bengal (7).

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase VI

Phase VI of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 has been scheduled for May 12. The polling will be held in 59 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states.

Phase VI

Date of notification April 16 (Tuesday)
Last date of filing nomination April 23 (Tuesday)
Scrutiny of nominations April 24 (Wednesday)
Polling date May 12 (Sunday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states that would be going to polls on May 12 are: Bihar (8 parliamentary constituencies), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (8), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (8), Delhi-NCR (7).

Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule: Phase VII

Voting in the last phase or phase VII of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held on May 19. In the phase VII of the general elections, 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states will vote.

Phase VII

Date of notification April 22 (Monday)
Last date of filing nomination April 29 (Monday)
Scrutiny of nominations April 30 (Tuesday)
Polling date May 19 (Sunday)
Result May 23 (Thursday)

The states going to polls in the last phase are: Bihar (8 parliamentary constituencies), Jharkhand (3), Madhya Pradesh (8), Punjab (13), West Bengal (9), Chandigarh (1), Uttar Pradesh (13) and Himachal Pradesh (4).

When is polling in my state and constituency?

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands I April 11

Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Araku, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Anakapalli, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Narasapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narasaraopet, Bapatla, Ongole, Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajampet, Chittoor I April 11

Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Arunachal Pradesh West I April 11
Arunachal Pradesh East I April 11

Assam Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Tezpur, Kalibor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur I April 11
Karimganj, Silchar, autonomous district, Mangaldoi, Nawgong II April 18
Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Guhati III April 23

Bihar Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada, Jamui I April 11
Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Banka II April 18
Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Khagaria III April 23
Darbhanga, Ujiarpur, Samastipur, Begusarai, Munger IV April 29
Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Hajipur V May 6
Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan, Maharajganj VI May 12
Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra, Arrah, Buxar, Sasaram, Kurakat, Jahanabad VII May 19

Chandigarh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Chandigarh VII May 19

Chhattisharh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Bastar I April 11
Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, Kanker II April 18
Surguja, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur III April 23

Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Dadra and Nagar Haveli III April 23

Daman and Diu Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Daman and Diu III April 23

Delhi Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi VI May 12

Goa Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
North Goa, South Goa III April 23

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari, Valsad III April 23

Haryana Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Ambala, Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Hissar, Karnal, Sonipat, Rohtak, BhiwaniMahendragarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad VI May 12

Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur, Shimla VII May 19

Jammu and Kashmir Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir which will go for polling in three phases due to security reasons, CEC Sunil Arora announced.

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Baramulla, Jammu I April 11
Srinagar, Udhampur II April 18
Anantnag III April 23
Anantnag (Kulgam district) IV April 29
Anantnag (Shopian and Pulwama district), Ladakh V May 6

Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Chatra, Lohardaga, Palamu IV April 29
Kodarma, Ranchi, Khunti, Hazaribagh V May 6
Giridih, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Singhbhum VI May 12
Rajmahal, Dumka, Godda VIII May 19

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Udupi Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkballapur, Kolar II April 18
Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shimoga III April 23

Kerala Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Kasaragod, Kannur, Vadakara, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Ponnani, Palakkad, Alathur, Thrissur, Chalakudy, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Mavelikkara, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram III April 23

Lakshadweep Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Lakshadweep I April 11

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat, Chhindwara IV April 29
Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Betul V May 6
Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal, Rajgarh VI May 12
Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsour, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone, Khandwa VII May 19

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yavatmal-Washim I April 11
Buldhana, Akola, Amravat, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur II April 18
Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramat, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Hatkanangle III April 23
Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central IV April 29

Manipur Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Outer Manipur I April 11
Inner Manipur II April 18

Meghalaya Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Shillong, Tura I April 11

Mizoram Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Mizoram I April 11

Nagaland Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Nagaland I April 11

Odisha Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur, Koraput I April 11
Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska II April 18
Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar III April 23
Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur IV April 29

Puducherry Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Puducherry II April 18

Punjab Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Firozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur, Patiala VII May 19

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota, Jhalawar-Baran IV April 29
Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa, Nagaur V May 6

Sikkim Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Sikkim I April 11

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Tiruvallur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Arani, Viluppuram, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukkudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari II April 18

Telangana Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Zahirabad, Medak, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Nalgonda, Bhongir, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam II April 18

Tripura Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Tripura West I April 11
Tripura East II April 18

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar I April 11
Nagina, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri II April 18
Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly, Pilibhit III April 23
Shahjahanpur, Kheri, Hardoi, Misrikh, Unnao, Farrukhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur IV April 29
Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich, Kaiserganj, Gonda V May 6
Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shrawasti, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr, Bhadohi VI May 12
Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushi Nagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Ghosi, Salempur, Ballia, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Robertsganj VII May 19

Uttarakhand Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Tehri Garhwal, Garhwal, Almora, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, Hardwar I April 11

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Schedule

Constituencies Phase Polling Date
Coochbehar, Alipurduars I April 11
Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Raiganj II April 18
Balurghat, Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur, Murshidabad III April 23
Baharampur, Krishnanagar, Ranaghat, Bardhaman Purba, Bardhaman-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur, Birbhum IV April 29
Bangaon, Barrackpur, Howrah, Uluberia, Sreerampur, Hooghly, Arambag V May 6
Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura, Bishnupur VI May 12
Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, Kolkata Uttar VII May 19

Result Date

The Lok Sabha election 2019 result will be declared on May 23 (Thursday). The counting of the votes will begin at 8 am. The results of the Lok Sabha election 2019 should be out on May 23 itself. However, expect delays. The Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2018 results were delayed due to re-counting in some constituencies. The results were out a full 24 hours after counting began. Something similar could happen on May 23 as well.

Key highlights from the Election Commission presser

Voting in the seven-phase Lok Sabha election 2019 will start from April 11 and continue till May 19, CEC Sunil Arora announced on Sunday (March 10). Four states Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Odisha will also vote for new state governments along with the 17th Lok Sabha. Here are some of the key highlights from the Election Commission press conference.

1. The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be available in all the electronic voting machines. A total of 17.4 lakh VVPATs will be used in this general election.

2. Social media platforms like Twitter, Google and Facebook have committed to ensuring a special monitoring mechanism to ensure a clean campaign.

3. CEC Sunil Arora said the relevant form for candidates with criminal antecedents to declare their cases has been modified.

Such candidates will have to place advertisements in local newspapers and television channels for declaring them. Any incomplete information will lead to disqualification of their candidatures, he said.

4. Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir will go to polls in three phases due to security reasons.

5. Three special observers have been appointed for Jammu and Kashmir. Special observers will e sent to certain sensitive states.

6. All the EVMs will have photos of the candidates so that the voters have more clarity.

How many people will vote?

The Election Commission, in its press conference on Sunday, said that the total electorate registered is approximately 900 million compared to 814.5 million in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This marks an increase of more than 84 million electors, the Election Commission said.

Over 15 million electors are in 18-19 years age group. Commission allowed enrolment of transgender persons with gender written as “Others” in the electoral rolls since 2012. The number of electors enrolled as “Others” gender is 38,325. 71,735 overseas electors have been enrolled in the current electoral rolls. There are 16,77,386 service electors in the electoral rolls, the poll panel said.

Who is eligible to be registered as a voter?

To be eligible to be registered as a general elector, the person has to be: A citizen of India, 18 or more years of age as on the 1st day of the year when the electoral roll is revised, residing in India and should be enrolled in the electoral roll of India or the polling area of the Indian constituency where he/she resides.

So, for the Lok Sabha election 2019, citizens who turned 18 years old by January 1, 2019 are eligible to register as voters and cast votes during the polling.

What is NOTA?

NOTA is the abbreviation for None of the Above. The Supreme Court had in its September 27, 2013 judgment ruled that all the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) across India will have a NOTA option at the end of the list of parties. This would allow voters, who do not consider any of the candidates eligible to still cast their votes.

How Election Commission plans to monitor social media poll war

The Election Commission has set clear guidelines with regards to use of social media by political parties and candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Candidates contesting the general elections are required to furnish details of their social media account. The same has to be done while filing the nominations.

All political advertisement on social media will require precertification from Media Certification & Monitoring Committees (MCMC).

All advertisement on social media will also require pre-certification. All expenditure on campaigning advertisement in social media is to be included in the election expenditure account, said CEC Sunil Arora.

Candidates and political parties contesting the polls will have to include all expenditure on campaigning (including expenditure on advertisement on social media) in their election expenditure account.

How to find my name on electoral role?

The Election Commission has announced dates for Lok Sabha elections which will be held in seven phases. By exercising your franchise, you participate in democracy’s biggest festival – election. Just having a voter ID is not enough for you to cast your vote. To cast your vote, you need to check if your name or voter ID is part of the voter list. Since voters lists keep changing, your name could go missing. Follow the steps given below to check if your name is on the electoral rolls.

  • Visit National Voter Services Portal’s (NVSP) Electoral Search page.
  • Here you can search for your name on the voter list by two methods
  • Enter your basic details or enter your Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) number.
  • The EPIC number is mentioned in bold letters on your voter identity card.
  • If you don’t have voter ID, go to the NVSP Electoral Search page.
  • Click or tap on Search by Details.
  • Fill details such as your name, gender, age, Assembly constituency, etc.
  • Enter the code you see on the captcha image, and finally, click or tap on Search.

What to do if my name is missing?

If your name is missing from the voters’ list and you have a registered Voter ID card, follow these steps to enrol your name.

There are two procedures – online and offline.

Visit the Election Commission’s official website – eci.nic.in

Click on online voter registration.

Create a username and password to Sign Up.

Upload your photograph and then the documents that can be accepted as address proof.

If you are facing trouble in uploading the documents, raise a request for a visit by the booth level officer to collect your documents.

Once the formalities are completed, you can send a text message EPIC (space) your voter ID application number to 9211728082 to track your application status.

You can also download the form from ECI’s website or get it from the ERO office.

Fill the form and attach the required documents. Then send it to the voter’s centre of your constituency.

Also read How to apply for voter ID: Step by step guide

No Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Citing the constraints over availability of central forces and other logistics, the Election Commission said the elections for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly will not be held along with the Lok Sabha polls.

Most of the mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir expressed disappointment and anger at the poll panel’s decision not to hold Assembly elections simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.