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9 phase Lok Sabha elections to be held from April 7
March 5, 2014, 9:23 am
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Elections for 16th Lok Sabha will be held from April 7 to May 12, announced Chief election Commissioner on Wednesday.

Nation will go to polls on April 7, 9, 10, 12, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and May 12.

Counting for all polls will be held on May 16.

First phase of polling will be held on April 7 covering six constituencies in two states. Second phase of polls on April 9 will cover seven constituencies in five states. Third phase will be held on April 10 covering 92 constituencies in 14 states. Fourth day of polls will be held on April 12 to cover three states and five constituencies. On April 17, the fifth phase, polling will be held in 13 states and UTs covering 122 constituencies.

Sixth day of polls will be held on April 24 covering 117 constituencies in 12 states. Seventh day of polling on April 30 will cover 89 constituencies in nine states. Eighth day of poll on May 7 will cover 64 constituencies in seven states. Last date of poll will be held on May 12 covering three states and 41 constituencies.

Announcing the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said, this should not be viewed as phases. “They are poll days,” he said.

Special camps will be organised at all polling stations on March 9 for voters to verify, add or modify their details in the electoral list.

Election Commission has decided to distribute photo election slips with polling station details at his/her doorstep, within 3-7 days from the date of the poll.

With the election schedule announced on Wednesday, Model Code of Conduct for elections comes into force with immediate effect.

State-wise polling days:

Andhra Pradesh: April 30, May 7

Arunachal Pradesh: April 9

Assam: April 7, 12, 24

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

Chhattisgarh: April 10, 17, 24

Goa: April 17

Gujarat: - April 30

Haryana: April 10

Himachal Pradesh: May 7

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

Jharkhand - April 10, 17, 24

Karnataka: April 17

Kerala: April 10

Madhya Pradesh: April 10, 17, 24

Maharashtra: April 10, 17, 24

Manipur: April 9, 17

Meghalaya: April 9

Mizoram: April 9

Nagaland: April 9

Odisha: April 10, 17

Punjab: April 30

Rajasthan: April 17, 24

Sikkim: April 12

Tamil Nadu: April 24

Tripura: April 7, 12

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

Uttarakhand: May 7

West Bengal: April 17, 24, 30, May 7, 12

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: April 10

Chandigarh: April 10

Dadra and Nagar Haveli: April 30

Daman and Diu: April 30

Lakshadweep: April 10

NCT/Delhi: April 10

Puducherry: April 24

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