Lok Sabha 2024 election to begin from April 19, counting on June 4, voting in Punjab on June 1


Lok Sabha 2024 election to begin from April 19, counting on June 4, voting in Punjab on June 1


The Lok Sabha elections would begin on April 19 in 7 phases and the results would be declared on June 4, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference to announce the Lok Sabha elections, Kumar said over 97 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections.

The poll authority is preparing to set up 10.5 lakh polling stations across the country.

"We are fully prepared, and I request the voters to get inked," the Chief Election Commissioner said flanked by two new Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.

"This is a historic opportunity for all of us," he said.

He said the poll panel promises to deliver the national election in a manner that can add to India's shine on the world stage.

"After assessment in all states, we are confident of ensuring a memorable, independent and impartial polls," Kumar said.

"We have 97 crore registered voters, over 10.5 lakh polling stations manned by 1.5 crore personnel, and 55 lakh EVMs," he said.

Kumar said the Commission has conducted 17 Lok Sabha elections, 16 Presidential elections and more than 400 assembly elections.

The CEC said there are 97.8 crore eligible voters of which 49.72 crore were male voters and 47.1 crore were female voters.

He said there are 1.82 crore first-time voters The last 11 state elections were peaceful and violence-free with near-zero re-polls, he said, adding that this will further be improved going forward.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, polling was held in seven phases.

There was a total of 91.2 crore eligible voters with about 43.8 crore female voters and nearly 47.3 crore male voters.

A total of about 61.5 crore votes were cast and the voter turnout was 67.4 per cent.

In the 2019 poll results, the BJP won 303 seats, Congress 52, Trinamool Congress 22, BSP 10, NCP 5, CPI-M 3 and CPI 2.

The Lok Sabha election will be held in Punjab on June 1 and the results will be announced on June 4. 


First phase: April 19, second phase: April 26, third phase: May 7, fourth phase: May 13 fifth: May 20, sixth phase: May 25 ,seventh phase: June 1

Mar 16 2024 4:22AM