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11 hours for voting in Lok Sabha polls

IANS | Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 05:29

New Delhi: Voters across India, barring the northeast, will be given 11 hours - from 7 am to 6 pm - to cast their ballot for the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission said Saturday.
In the most of the northeast region, people will get 10 hours - between 7 a.m. and 5 pm - to vote, while in Manipur and Nagaland - where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is in force - polling would take place till 4 pm due to security reasons.
The general election will be held in nine phases - starting April 7 and ending May 12. Counting of votes will take place May 16.

First Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 05:29

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