Lok Sabha Elections Schedule 2019

The Election Commission announced the dates for Lok Sabha and some state Assembly elections on 10th March 2019. With the announcement of dates the moral code of conduct comes into force immediately. Sunil Arora is the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Approximately 90 crore voters are eligible to vote for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across India. This is the world’s largest democratic election process. 2 Lok Sabha seats are reserved for the Anglo Indian Community and these members are nominated after the elections.


Voting will be held in seven phases – the voting dates are on

  • April 11
  • April 19
  • April 23
  • April 29
  • May 06
  • May 12 and
  • May 19.

Lok Sabha election 2019 result will be declared on May 23.

It is planned to have more than 10 lakh polling stations to conduct the Lok Sabha election 2019. This may be a new world record. Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) will be used in all polling stations. 11 lakh electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used in Lok Sabha Election 2019.

Over the years the Voter turnout has also increased from 46 per cent in 1951-52 to 66 per cent in 2014. In the last election held in 2014, there were about 81.5 crore eligible to vote Indians, but just 55 crores exercised their right to vote.

Voter Profile:
Lok Sabha Election 2019 will have participation of 1.5 crore first-time voters. These voters in the age group of 18-19 years constitute 1.66 per cent of the total electorate. Two-thirds of Indians are under 35.

The party that wins the largest number of seats is typically called to form the government. The party will elect the Prime Minister who will rule the country along with the Cabinet of Ministers. To win the election with simple majority party needs to get 273 seats.

Phase and Voting Date States Other details
Phase 1:
11 April 2019
Andhra(25)
Arunachal (2)
Assam (5)
Bihar (4)
Chhattisgarh (1)
J&K (2)
Maharashtra (7)
Manipur (1)
Meghalaya (2)
Mizoram (1)
Nagaland (1)
Odisha (4)
Sikkim (1)
Telangana (17)
Tripura (1)
UP (8)
Uttarakhand (5)
West Bengal (2)
Andaman (1)
Lakshadweep (1)
Total: 91
No. of States: 20
No. of Seats: 91
Last date for
Filing nomination: 25 March 2019
Phase 2:
18 April 2019
Assam (5)
Bihar (5)
Chhattisgarh (3)
J&K (2)
Karnataka (14)
Maharashtra (10)
Manipur (1)
Odisha (5)
Tamil Nadu (39)
Tripura (1)
UP (8)
West Bengal (3)
Puducherry (1)
Total: 97
No. of States: 13
No. of Seats: 97
Last date for
Filing nomination: 26 March 2019
Phase 3:
23 April 2019
Assam (4)
Bihar (5)
Chhattisgarh (7)
Gujarat (26) Goa (2)
J&K (1) Karnataka (14)
Kerala (20) Maharashtra (14)
Odisha (6)
UP (10)
West Bengal (5)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1)
Daman and Diu (1)
Total: 115
No. of States: 14
No. of Seats: 115
Last date for
Filing nomination: 4 April 2019
Phase 4:
29 April 2019
Bihar (5)
J&K (1)
Jharkhand (3)
MP (6)
Maharashtra (17)
Odisha (6)
Rajasthan (13)
UP (13)
West Bengal (8)
Total: 71
No. of States: 9
No. of Seats: 71
Last date for
Filing nomination: 9 April 2019
Phase 5:
06 May 2019
Bihar (5)
J&K (2)
Jharkhand (4)
MP (7)
Rajasthan (12)
UP (14)
West Bengal (7)
Total: 51
No. of States: 7
No. of Seats: 51
Last date for
Filing nomination: 18 April 2019
Phase 6:
12 May 2019
Bihar (8)
Haryana (10)
Jharkhand (4)
MP (8)
UP (14)
West Bengal (8)
Delhi-NCR (7)
Total: 59
No. of States: 7
No. of Seats: 59
Last date for
filing nomination: 23 April 2019
Phase 7:
19 April 2019
Bihar (8)
Jharkhand (3)
MP (8)
Punjab (13)
West Bengal (9)
Chandigarh (1)
UP (13)
Himachal (4)
Total: 59
No. of States: 8
No. of Seats: 59
Last date for
Filing nomination: 29 April 2019

 

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