New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday evening announced the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 schedule and dates. The total electorate in the Lok Sabha elections will be 900 million, of which 15 million voters are in the 18-19 age group, said Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora. The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) also came into effect from today itself in the entire country. The EC said that any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner.

There will be approximately 10 lakh polling stations in this Lok Sabha Elections as compared to 9 lakh polling stations in 2014. The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be held in seven phases instead of nine. (Also Read: Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule Live News Updates: LS Polls to Begin From April 11; Counting of Votes on May 23)

Phase 1 will be held in 91 constituencies in 20 states, Phase 2 in 97 constituencies in 13 states, Phase 3 in 115 constituencies in 14 states, Phase 4 in 71 constituencies in 9 states, Phase 5 in 51 constituencies in 7 states, Phase6 in 59 constituencies in 7 states and Phase 7 in 59 constituencies in 8 states.

Know the full schedule right here:

Phase 1:

Gazette Notification Release: March 18, 2019

Last date of nomination of candidates: March 25, 2019

Scrutinisation of the nomination papers: March 26, 2019

Last date for withdrawal of candidature: March 28, 2019

Date of Poll: April 11, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

Date of Commencement: May 27, 2019

Phase 2:

Gazette Notification Release: March 19, 2019

Last date of nomination of candidates: March 26, 2019

Scrutinisation of the nomination papers: March 27, 2019

Last date for withdrawal of candidature: March 29, 2019

Date of Poll: April 18, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

Phase 3:

Gazette Notification Release: March 28, 2019

Last date of nomination of candidates: April 4, 2019

Scrutinisation of the nomination papers: April 5, 2019

Last date for withdrawal of candidature: April 8, 2019

Date of Poll: April 23, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

Phase 4:

Gazette Notification Release: April 2, 2019

Date of Poll: April 29, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

Phase 5:

Gazette Notification Release: April 10, 2019

Date of Poll: May 6, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

Phase 6:

Gazette Notification Release: April 16, 2019

Date of Poll: May 12, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

Phase 7:

Gazette Notification Release: April 22, 2019

Date of Poll: May 19, 2019

Date of Counting: May 23, 2019

There are nearly 90 crore voters across 10 lakh booths in 543 constituencies, India is set to hold its 17th Lok Sabha elections over the next few weeks. The tenure of the current Lok Sabha ends on June 3.