The Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule was announced by the Election Commission on 10 March 2019. The elections will be held in seven phases across the country starting from April 11 and the final result will be out of May 23.
As of 2019, 900 million people are registered as voters and there will be approximately 10 lakh polling stations in this Lok Sabha Elections as compared to 9 lakh polling stations in 2014. The electronic voting machines this time will also have photographs of candidates next to the symbol of the party.
The Election Commission of India has directed that all voters will have to produce voter identity card or one of the eleven specified photo identity documents, for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes.
Over seven lakh voters would be casting their vote for the first time in Assam in the upcoming General Elections, which will be held in three phases in the state. According to Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu, out of the total 2, 17,60,604 voters in the state, 7,06,489 are in the 18-19 years category, making them first time voters.
The Election Commission of India has formed a three-member committee to assess the situation on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir before it takes a decision about holding the assembly elections in the troubled state. The commission cited its 2013 advisory in which it had said that the armed forces are apolitical and natural stakeholders in a modern democracy.