General Election 2014 Schedule Dates
General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held in India in 2014.
The five year term of the 15th Lok Sabha is due to expire on 31st May, 2014 and elections to constitute a new Lok Sabha before the expiry of its current term will be conducted by Election commission of India. It will cover 543 Parliamentary Constituencies for Loka sabha.
Similarly, General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim shall be held on the basis of the extent of Assembly Constituencies (ACs). The total electorate in the country as per final published E-rolls in reference to 01.01.2014 is approximately 814.5 million compared to 713 million in 2009.
Over 23 million voters in General election 2014 are in age group of 18 to 19 i.e 2.88% of total electors. There are approximately 9,30,000 Polling Stations in the country, as compared to 8,30,866 Polling Stations set up during Lok Sabha election, 2009.
There are 14,68,430 Control Units (CUs) and 14,95,430 Ballot Units (BUs) available in the country. In its judgement dated 27th September, 2013 in Writ Petition (C) No. 161 of 2004, the Supreme Court has directed that there should be a “None of the Above” (NOTA) option on the ballot papers and EVMs and that the same should be implemented ‘either in a phased manner or at a time with the assistance of Government of India’. For implementing the NOTA option, the Commission has issued detailed instructions to the Chief Electoral Officers of all States/ UTs.
On-line application forms for inclusion of names and modifications and deletion of entries in electoral rolls; facility for electoral search on the website of CEOs and through SMS; Polling Station locations on maps on ECI website; use of Call centre with 1950 as the phone number for public grievances, etc. IT will be used to increase transparency by putting affidavits of candidates on website, electoral rolls in PDF form on the website, use of webcasting from Polling Stations, etc. Commission will use IT for
better management of elections by applications such as SMS based poll monitoring, Election Monitoring dashboard for officers at all levels, EVM tracking through software, etc.
General Election 2014 Schedule Dates India
Andhra Pradesh – 30 April and 7 May
Arunachal Pradesh – 9 April
Assam – 7 april, 12 April and 24 April
Bihar – 10 April, 17 April, 24 April, 30 April, 7 May and 12 May
Chhattisgarh – 10 April, 17 April and 24 April
Goa – 17 April
Gujarat – 30 April
Haryana – 10 April
Himachal Pradesh – 7 May
Jammu Kashmir – 10 April, 17 April, 24 April 30 April and 7 May
Jharkhand – 10 April, 17 April and 24 April
Karnataka – 17 April
Kerala: 10 April
Madhya Pradesh: 10 April, 17 April and 24 April
Maharashtra: 10 April, 17 April and 24 April
Manipur : 9 April and 17 April
Meghalaya : 9 April
Mizoram: 9 April
Nagaland: 9 April
Odisha: 10 April and 17 April
Punjab: 30 April
Rajasthan: 17 April 24 April
Sikkim: 12 April
Tamil Nadu: 24 April
Tripura: 7 April and 12 April
Uttar Pradesh: 10 April, 17 April, 24 April, 30 April, 7 May, 12 May
Uttarakhand: 7 May
West Bengal: 17 April, 24 April, 30 April, 7 May and 12 May
Andaman Nicobar Islands: 10 April
Chandigarh: 10 April
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 30 April
Daman and Diu: 30 April
Lakshadweep: 10 April
NCT Delhi: 10 April
Puducherry: 24 April
More detail can be found at http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/Press%20Note%20GE-2014_05032014.pdf