Lok Sabha Polls: 97 Crore Registered Voters, 10.5 Lakh Polling Stations In India

The tenure of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 16 and a new House will have to be constituted before that.

Lok Sabha Polls: 97 Crore Registered Voters, 10.5 Lakh Polling Stations In India
New Delhi:

The Election Commission of India is today set to announce the dates for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Here are some details on the upcoming polls:

  • There are a total of 96.8 crore registered voters eligible to vote in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
  • This includes 1.8 crore Indians who recently turned 18 and will be eligible to cast their vote for the first-time ever.
  • In 12 Indian states, there are more women voters than men.
  • There are 88.4 lakh voters are people with disabilities, and 48,000 from the transgender community.
  • 10.5 lakh polling stations will be set up to conduct the election.
  • 1.5 crore polling officials will be deployed to manage these booths.
  • 55 lakh electronic voting machines will be used in the polls.
  • The Election Commission of India has successfully conducted 17 general elections and 400 assembly polls.

The tenure of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 16 and a new House will have to be constituted before that. The tenure of Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Odisha assemblies will also end in June.

Led by Prime Minister Modi, a buoyed BJP, which swept the November assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, will take on the opposition parties which have been trying to put up a joint front under the umbrella of the INDIA bloc, with limited success confined to some states.

The CEC said the poll authority is prepared to counter the challenges of four 'M's - muscle power, money power, misinformation and Model Code of Conduct violations.

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