Salient features of India`s general election

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for Lok Sabha polls 2014.

New Delhi: Main features of the April-May Lok Sabha election 2014:

Electorate: 814 million (100 million more than the 2009 election)
Constituencies: 543 (Two Anglo-Indians are nominated by the president)

Nine-day process starts April 7, ends May 12
Spread across 28 states, seven union territories

Simultaneous assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim

Polling stations: 930,000

Entire election process through electronic voting machines (EVMs)

Election to be supervised by 11 million officials

Vote count and result: May 16

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